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Australian Catholic Historical Society

The Australian Catholic Historical Society discusses Australian Catholic history via a newsletter and meetings, and is focussed around Sydney.

Australian Catholic Historical Society
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Formation1940
TypeHistorical society
HeadquartersSydney, NSW
Membership
~200
Official language
English
WebsiteACHS website

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LeadershipEdit

The society was founded in 1940 in Sydney, by a group of students of Australian Catholic history led by Fr (later Archbishop) Eris O'Brien and Sydney solicitor Brian McGrath.[1] It was revived in the 1960s through the efforts of Monsignor Cornelius (Con) Duffy.[2] Since then it has maintained a program of talks and published research. Currently it holds talks in Sydney monthly.[3]

The patron is the Archbishop of Sydney. As of 2017, the president is Dr John Carmody.

ActivitiesEdit

The Society publishes the Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, with one issue per year. As of 2017 the editor is James Franklin of the University of New South Wales.[4] The Society also publishes four newsletters each year.

The Society has a Melbourne chapter which holds occasional talks.[5]

In 2016 the Society held a conference 'To and from the Antipodes: Catholic missionaries over two centuries'. Its proceedings appear as a special issue of the Journal.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Catholic Historical Society website; Australian Catholic Historical Society: inaugural meeting, Catholic Press 5 Dec 1940, p. 17; E. O'Brien, Australian Catholic Historical Society inaugural address, 28 Nov 1940, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 12 (1990), 6-19; B.J. McGrath, Australian Catholic Historical Society: proposed foundation in Sydney: Australian Catholic history, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 12 (1990), 26-29; B. McAteer, Our diamond jubilee, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 21 (2000), 59-66.
  2. ^ Monsignor C. J. Duffy (1902-1986): in memoriam, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 8 (2) (1987), 3-12.
  3. ^ Australian Catholic Historical Society newsletter, Feb 2015; A.E. Cahill, The Australian Catholic Historical Society: the first fifty years, Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society, 12 (1990), 31-38.
  4. ^ "Journal of the Australian Catholic Historical Society". Australian Catholic Historical Society. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Australian Catholic Historical Society newsletter, Feb 2015
  6. ^ Conference 2016

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