History of the Catholic Church in Australia

Timeline created by Nick606
  • -4 BCE

    Christ is born

  • Arrival of First Fleet at Sydney Cove

  • First public Mass said by Fr. Dixon

  • First official priests arrive

  • Construction of first church at Richmond

  • Arrival of Caroline Chisholm in Australia

  • Church divided into provinces and dioceses

  • Mercy Sisters arrive in Queensland

  • St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney burned down

  • Christian Brothers arrive in Melbourne

  • Arrival of the Jesuits in Sydney

  • First permanent St. Vincent's in Australia

  • Archbishop Moran made Cardinal

  • Death of Mary McKillop

  • Pope Francis Appointed