religion in australia

Timeline created by Mitchell Goricanec
In History
  • first priests arrived with the colony

    first priests arrived with the colony
  • first masses

  • Arrival of Fr. Jeremiah O’Flynn “Prefect-Apostolic of New Holland”

  • Fr. O’Flynn deported after the British Colonial Office opposes his appointment

  • Construction of first Catholic church at Richmond, Tasmania

  • Fr. Ullathorne arrives in Sydney as Vicar-General

  • Bede Polding becomes Australia’s first Catholic bishop

  • Arrival of Caroline Chisholm in Australia

  • 1881 First permanent St. Vincent de Paul Society established in Australia

  • Foundation of the Australian Labor Party in Barcaldine, Queensland

  • Arrival of Archbishop Daniel Mannix in Melbourne

  • Establishment of the Catholic Women’s League

  • International Eucharistic Congress, Sydney

  • First attack on Nazism in the Melbourne Catholic newspaper The Advocate

  • Monsignor Francois-Xavier Gsell appointed as Bishop of Darwin

  • Archbishop Gilroy becomes first Australian Cardinal

  • Australian troops sent to Vietnam

  • Foundation of the Australian Catholic University

  • Euthanasia legislation of Northern Territory defeated by Andrews Bill

  • Opening of Corpus Christi seminary, Carlton