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Catholic Church in Australia: Significant Locations/Events
The Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 was Australia’s first uprising.
The rebellion was an attempt by a group of Irish convicts to overthrow British rule in New South Wales and return to Ireland where they could continue to fight for an Irish republic.
The building still survives to this day and is located at the University of Western Sydney.
St Mary's Cathedral
Female Orphan School
The Female Orphan School was built as an expression of the colonial government's policy of providing care for young 'orphaned' girls. The vision for a Female Orphan School was primarily that of Phillip Gidley King, the third Governor of New South Wales and the Reverend Samuel Marsden.
Trove- Female Orphanage
The Female Orphan School was set up in George Street, Sydney, by Governor King in 1801 to house destitute young girls. When it was officially opened on 17 August, 1801, 31 girls aged between the ages of 7 and 14 were in residence.