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Catholic Church in Australia: Catholic Church in Australia

Year 9 Religion

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


You Tube-

A short presentation illustrating the historical changes to Catholic Church during late modernity and post-modernity periods and their implications for the Religious Education classrooms of Australia.


Trove- Catholic Church in Australia

Catholic Church in Australia

The Catholic Church in Australia is served by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, which is the permanent collegial assembly of the Bishops of Australia.

Time Line of the Catholic Church in Australia


A timeline of key events in the Church’s history in Australia

Catholics in Australia

The first Catholics to reside in Australia arrived with the First Fleet in 1788. They were mostly Irish convicts, together with a few Royal Marines. One-tenth of all convicts transported to Australia were Catholic, and half of these were born in Ireland, while a good proportion of the others were English-born but of Irish extraction.