Formative Years

Timeline created by tulliscott
  • Mary Reibey

    Mary Reibey
    Mary Reibey is one of the most famous early convict women in NSW, She was convicted of horse-thief and went onto run an extensive importing and mercantile business also dealing liquor licenses, land grants and purchases through the state.
  • St John’s (Tasmania)

    St John’s (Tasmania)
    St Johns Church, is an Anglican church in Launceston, Tasmania and the oldest church in the city having started construction in 1824. Though the church is one of the oldest surviving churches in Australia. St John's Church is located on the corner of St John Street and Elizabeth Street and is one of five churches facing onto Prince's Square.
  • Church Acts

    Church Acts
    The Church Act reduced tensions between the competing strands of Christianity present in the colony of New South Wales. The Act established equitable funding for Catholic and Protestant denominations, and removed many of the privileges that the Church of England had enjoyed in the colony to date.
  • Caroline Chisholm

    Caroline Chisholm
    Caroline Chrisolm was a follower of her faith. She help others through the kindness of her heart from helping single girls to assisting family’s of a large amounts. She also helped employ young and old people to be Albee to assist there family’s and thereselves. She did this all out of the kindness from her heart, as she was a wondering woman following her faith.
  • The Sisters Of Charity

    The Sisters Of Charity
    Mary Aikenhead founded the Sisters of Charity in 1815 as the first unenclosed religious women in Ireland. Sometime later “ The Sisters Of Charity” came to Australia in 1838
  • St Francis’ Church (Victoria)

    St Francis’ Church (Victoria)
    St Francis’ Church ( Victoria ) was built in between the years of 1841-1845 it is a prestigious church widely know in Australia.
  • Christian Brothers

    Christian Brothers
    The Christian Brothers went all around world to establishing schools and institutions with an educational mission. They originally travelled to Sydney in 1843 until 1847, and then to Melbourne in 1868, but the Australasian Province was not formally established until 1885.
  • Sisters Of Mercy

    Sisters Of Mercy
    The Sisters Of Mercy, they arrived in 1856 and they have taught and work at our very own school, SJPC.
  • Old St Stephen’s Church (Queensland)

    Old St Stephen’s Church (Queensland)
    Old St Stephens Church is a heritage-listed Roman Catholic church at 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by A W Pugin and built from 1849 to 1850 by Alexander Goold and Andrew Petrie. It is also known as Pugin Chapel.
  • Gold Rushes

    Gold Rushes
    The Gold Rushes lead to the end of convict transportation and this also meant that there would be a boom in Australian population..
  • Society of St Vincent de Paul

    Society of St Vincent de Paul
    The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded in Australia on the 5th of March, 1854 at St Francis' Church, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne by Fr Gerald Ward. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a Catholic organization that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy.
  • Good Samaritan Sisters

     Good Samaritan Sisters
    They are a religious order of nuns and they came to Australia in 1857
  • Mary Mackillop

    Mary Mackillop
    In 1856 Mary was 14 and began working. She quickly became her family’s main source of income. Just four years later in 1860 Mary turned 18 and moved to the small rural town of Penola to serve as a governess for the children of her Aunt and Uncle. In 1866 Mackillop and Woods founded Australia’s first order of nun’s, the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, and also established St. Joseph’s School in a converted stable in Penola, giving a free education to children from the area..
  • Fr Julian Tension Woods

    Fr Julian Tension Woods
    In 1866 Fr Tension Woods and Mary Mackillop founded Australia’s first order of nun’s, the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, and also established St. Joseph’s School in a converted stable in Penola, giving a free education to children from the area.
  • Presentation Sisters

    Presentation Sisters
    The Presentation Sisters were founded in 1775 by Sister Nano Nagle. They helped meet the needs of the poor in penal Ireland, and later came to australia in 1866 to expand there charity work.
  • Establishment of the Sisters of St Joseph

    Establishment of the Sisters of St Joseph
    Mary Mackillop founded the Sisters of St Joseph in 1866 in South Australia and by the end of 1869, more than 70 Josephite sisters were educating children at 21 schools in Adelaide and all of Australia.
  • Sectarian violence at Duke of Edinburgh Visit

    Sectarian violence at Duke of Edinburgh Visit
    There was an assassination attempt on Prince Alfred, and apparently, the cause of the attempt was underlying sectarian violence. Irishman William James O'Farrell tried to shoot and kill the Prince, but he missed and was shortly arrested afterwards.
  • St Patrick’s (South Aust)

    St Patrick’s (South Aust)
    St Patrick's Church is a heritage-listed Roman Catholic church on Grote Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Opened in 1914, St Patrick's was built as a replacement for the original St. Patrick's church that is considered the first Catholic Church in Adelaide. Today the Church is used for services in languages other than English, including Portuguese and Croatian.
  • St John’s Pro Cathedral (West Aust)

    St John’s Pro Cathedral (West Aust)
    St John's Cathedral is a heritage-listed, Anglican cathedral in Parramatta, City of Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. St John's was given the status of provisional cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney in 1969, and designated a Regional Cathedral in 2011 for the Western Region.