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Published to celebrate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Ballarat, this book presents the history of the Catholic education system in the Diocese from early settlement to the present day. It also provides particular insight into the history of settlement by a large proportion of the early population of western Victoria. The history traces the development of the Catholic school system, achieved through the collaboration of bishops and priests, members of religious orders and the laity. The passing years brought new opportunities and new challenges, which were met with the same cooperative effort, so necessary in the early days of development and which ensures that Catholic education continues to flourish throughout the Diocese. While the overall picture presented is one of success through hard work, this transparent well-researched history also presents the pitfalls and disappointments, the disputes and failures, which are only to be expected in such a challenging enterprise.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781920787097
ISBN-10: 1920787097
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 260mm x mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Indra Publishing
Publisher: Indra Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Jill Blee

Jill Blee has a BA and an MA in history from Macquarie University, an MA in writing from the University of Western Sydney, and a PhD in History from the University of Ballarat. Her interests are principally in Irish and Irish-Australian history and literature and both have featured in her own writing. Over the last four years her attention has been focussed on Ballarat and the Irish migrants who settled there during and after the goldrushes of the 1850s.

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