This page collects resources for the study of Australian Catholic history.

Currently it includes the Timeline of Australian Catholic History, pages on Catholics and Indigenous Australians, Women in the Australian Church, Irish Catholic Australians, non-Irish communities, Intellectual life, Architecture, art and music, Charities, Education, the Catholic press, Controversies and scandals, Biographies and on the Sexual abuse crisis, and a page of Podcasts and videos.

There is also an archive of the magazine of Catholic culture Annals Australasia.

The pages are under development and suggestions are welcome. Send to

Future pages may include Local/parish history.

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Church of St Michael the Archangel, Wollombi
(photographer, John Harrison)

Fr (later Archbishop) Eris O'Brien, one of the Society founders.
Fr (later Archbishop) Eris O’Brien, one of the Society founders.