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First Fleet lands in Sydney Cone
First Irish convicts transported to Botany Bay
First official public Mass is held under strict Government supervision.
Castle Hill Rebellion results in Fr Dixon's permit to conduct Mass being withdrawn.
Fr John Therry and Fr Philip Conolly, Australia's first official priests, arrive in Sydney.
Fr Therry opens the first Catholic school in Parramatta.
Fr Daniel Power lands in Sydney to replace Fr Therry as official chaplain to the growing colony.
Penal laws preventing Catholics holding Government positions ends
St Mary's Chapel finally completed. Fr Therry celebrates the first Mass there.
Bishop Polding takes control of schools and by 1836 has 13 primary schools in operation.
Five Sisters of Charity arrive in Sydney with a mission to help the poor in request from Archbishop Polding.
Transportation of convicts to New South Wales is suspended.
The Sisters of Charity establish St Vincent's Hospital and offer its services free to all people.
Fr James Quinn is consecrated in Ireland and sails for Australia to become the first Bishop of Brisbane.
Fire destroys St Mary's Cathedral.
A temporary St Mary's Cathedral begins construction until a brand new cathedral can be built.
Mary MacKillop becomes the first Sister and Mother Superior of the Sisters of St Joseph.
Archbishop Polding lays the foundation stone for a new St Mary's Cathedral.
The temporary structure that serves as St Mary's Cathedral burns down.
Mother Mary MacKillop excommunicated; alleges she incites her sisters to disobedience and defiance.
An Episcopal Commission exonerates Mother Mary MacKillop.
Archbishop Polding dies.
NSW Catholic Bishops issue a Joint Pastoral Letter stating that Catholics must send their children to Catholic schools.
First St Vincent de Paul Society established.
Australian Catechism inaugurated.
Death of Mother Mary MacKillop.
The Archdiocese now has 189 churches, eight hospitals and three seminaries so far.
The Australian Catholic Federation is established in Victoria.
Formation of the Australian Catholic Federation in NSW.
Founding of the Knights of the Southern Cross
The International Eucharistic Congress is held in Sydney under Archbishop Kelly with Cardinal Ceretti.
The nave of St Mary's Cathedral is finished and bar its spires, the Cathedral is now virtually complete.
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