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29 Aug 2017
First catholics to reside in Australia arrive with the first fleet.
First priests arrive in the colony.
First public mass said by Fr. Dixon.
Frs. Therry and Conolly, the first official priests arrive.
Construction of first Catholic church at Richmond, Tasmania.
Bede Polding becomes Australia’s first Catholic bishop.
Arrival of Caroline Chisholm in Australia.
Dom Salvado begins New Norcia Abbey in WA.
James Alepius Goold becomes first Catholic bishop of Melbourne.
The Catholic Church in Australia is divided into provinces and dioceses.
Establishment of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Australia.
St. Vincent’s hospital opens in Sydney.
Mercy Sisters arrive in Queensland.
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney destroyed by fire.
Mary McKillop and Fr. Julian Tenison Woods found Sisters of St. Joseph.
Christian Brothers arrive in Melbourne.
Colonial governments begin to end state-aid to Church schools.
Marist Brothers found St. Joseph’s, Hunters Hill.
First permanent St. Vincent de Paul Society established in Australia.
St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne opened, run by Sisters of Charity.
French Missionaries of the Sacred Heart arrived in Australia.
Consecration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.
Foundation of the Knights of the Southern Cross.
Archbishop Gilroy becomes first Australian Cardinal.
Resumption of State Aid to Catholic schools.
Paul VI visits Australia.
Paul VI establishes Maronite diocese in Australia.
John Paul II visits Australia.
John Paul II establishes a Melkite diocese in Australia.
Foundation of the Australian Catholic University.
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John Paul II visits Australia for Beatification of Mary McKillop.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Sydney completed.
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