Posted by Murrisk on May 13, 2001 at 21:51:00:
In Reply to: Australiana posted by Murrisk on May 13, 2001 at 21:34:49:
A Father Dixon was transported to New South Wales in 1800. By this time an estimated 25% of the colony was Irish. The governor allowed him to celebrate Mass once a month under surveillance. The first Mass and first Catholic marriage in Australia were celebrated in Sydney on Sunday, May 15,1803.
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