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Caroline Chisholm: A Prophetic voice in the Church and Society

Staffa Geoghegan, Clara (2011) Caroline Chisholm: A Prophetic voice in the Church and Society. Australasian Catholic Record, 88 (4). pp. 447-461. ISSN 0727-3215

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Abstract

Caroline Chisholm is undoubtedly an Australian heroine. Most Australians are familiar with her work assisting young unmarried women arriving in the colony of New South Wales, often with no contacts, and having to find their way in the world. She did much, much more than that. The fact that still surprises many is that she was a Catholic and that her work arose from strong religious conviction. Her extraordinary contribution to the wellbeing of others has not escaped the notice of the Anglican or Uniting Churches, and even the Jewish community, but still appears to elude offical recognition from the chrurch to which she gave her allegiance.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Caroline Chisholm, New South Wales, unmarried, women, Clara Staffa Geoghegan, Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, Jewish
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: C - Church History
A - Humanities, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Users 157 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 02:48
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 02:48
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1078

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