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Church on the Hill: A Centenary History of St Brigid’s, Crossley, and its Irish-Australian Community

Church on the Hill: A Centenary History of St Brigid’s, Crossley, and its Irish-Australian Community

Helen Doyle
9780992343323
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27/6/2014


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This is a richly illustrated history of St Brigid’s Crossley, in south-west Victoria, which traces the origins of its immigrant settlers who arrived in the district from the 1840s onwards, and the development of what likely became the most concentrated Irish Catholic settlement in Victoria. The book traces the development of community life, as well as farming life and the Catholic faith. It investigates an ongoing Irish influence in the area and the part this Irish identity played in relation to some of the prevailing issues of the day, such as the cessation of funding of Catholic schools in 1873 and the debate over conscription during World War I. This book includes over 100 short family histories of many of the families who settled at Crossley, Killarney and Tower Hill.


The Church on the Hill was published by Regina Lane at Bridin Books to celebrate the centenary celebrations of St Brigid’s on June 27th to 29th, 2014

Helen Doyle is a historian and heritage consultant with Context Pty Ltd. She lives in Melbourne with her partner and three children

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