|Archbishop Polding photographed in Melbourne, 1869.|
This image, in the collections of the State Library of Victoria,
was digitally colourised by the Saint Bede Studio.
It is intended to make available here articles on the history of the Church in Australia during the 19th century, together with extracts from primary sources, photographs etc., particularly focussing on the life and ministry of Archbishop Polding and his contemporaries. Sometimes our posts will be very brief, sometimes with a lot of written content, but we hope to make it interesting to a wide readership.
This is a difficult moment in the history of the Catholic in Australia and worldwide. Our blog is intended to be a source of encouragement and inspiration as we help a new generation of Australian Catholics to learn about the beginnings of the Church on this continent. Perhaps reflecting on our past can help us untangle the difficulties of the present and in learning about the lives of our Catholic pioneers we can be reminded of how they struggled to bring the Gospel to this land.
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