Growth years

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  • Immigration from Britain and Ireland

    Immigration from Britain and Ireland
    From 1788 to 1868 Britain transported more than 160,000 convicts from its overcrowded prisons to the Australian colonies, forming the basis of the first migration from Europe to Australia.
    The Irish settler in Australia, both voluntary and forced was crucial to the survival and prosperity of the early colonies both demographically and economically. 300,000 Irish Free Settlers arrived between 1840 and 1914 and by 1871 the Irish were a quarter of all overseas-born.
  • Cardinal Moran

    Cardinal Moran
    Patrick Francis Moran was the third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney and the first cardinal appointed from Australia.
  • The Establishment of the Maronite Eparchy

    The Establishment of the Maronite Eparchy
    On 8 May 1893, the Maronite Patriarch sent two priests to Sydney, having realized the need to establish a Maronite Mission in Australia. In 1894, a Maronite chapel was set up in Waterloo and served until 1897
  • Federation

    The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia. Ended in 1901
  • Marist brothers and fathers

    Marist brothers and fathers
    The Marist Brothers is an international Religious Institute of the Catholic Church founded by a French Priest, St Marcellin Champagnat, in 1817. Members of the Institute give themselves to following Christ as Mary did, through the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
  • De la Salle brothers

    De la Salle brothers
    The De La Salle Brothers is a worldwide religious teaching congregation within the Catholic Church. The De La Salle Brothers arrived in Australia in 1906 to establish Catholic schools. By 1932 a De La Salle school was established in Roma, Queensland, and in 1955 they set up a school and community in Scarborough.
  • Conscription debate

    Conscription debate
    Ages that people were allowed to join to war. In 1911, the Australian Government had introduced compulsory military training for males aged from 18 to 60 years. General enthusiasm for military service may have been a motivating factor, among other reasons for volunteering.
  • Archbishop Mannix

    Archbishop Mannix
    Daniel Patrick Mannix was an Irish-born Catholic bishop. Mannix was the Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years and one of the most influential public figures in 20th-century Australia
  • World war 1

    World war 1
    World War I was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. When Britain declared war against Germany in August 1914, Australia, as a dominion of the British Empire, was automatically also at war
  • The depression years

    The depression years
    The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
  • Bob Santamaria

    Bob Santamaria
    Bartholomew Augustine Santamaria, usually known as B. A. Santamaria, was an Australian Roman Catholic anti-Communist political activist and journalist. He was a guiding influence in the founding of the Democratic Labor Party. Founded Australian families association.
  • Cardinal Gilroy

    Cardinal Gilroy
    Sir Norman Thomas Gilroy KBE was an Australian archbishop. He was the first Australian-born cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • The Labour Party split

    The Labour Party split
    The Australian Labor Party split of 1955 was a split within the Australian Labor Party along ethnocultural lines and about the position towards communism. Key players in the split were the federal opposition leader H. V. "Doc" Evatt and B. A. Santamaria, the dominant force behind the "Catholic Social Studies Movement" or "the Movement".