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Title: The early Maltese priests in Australia, 1883-1916
Authors: York, Barry
Keywords: Maltese -- Australia -- History -- 19th century
Maltese -- Australia -- History -- 20th century
Priests -- Australia -- History
Church and state -- Australia
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: De La SaIle Brothers Publications
Citation: York, B. (1988). The early Maltese priests in Australia, 1883-1916. In: B. Hilary (ed.),┬áThe Malta Year Book 1988. Malta: De La SaIle Brothers Publications, pp. 402-405.
Abstract: Between 1883 and 1916 six Maltese priests went to Australia. They were: Fr Ambrose Cassar (1883); Fr Lawrence Borg (1884); Fr Alfred Lanzon (1890); Fr Vince Fenech (1913); Fr Raphael Pace (1913); and Fr William Bonnet (1915). While each of them paid attention to the spiritual requirements of the Maltese immigrants in Australia, it would nevertheless be incorrect to suggest that all were sent out for that purpose alone. The first three - Frs Cassar, Borg, and Lanzon - were Franciscan Capuchins and spent most of their time in Queensland. It was assumed that Maltese settlement would occur in the north of the continent, and Fr Cassar had personally accompanied the very first organised group of migrants to Townsville, on the steamship Nuddea in 1883. [excerpt]
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1988

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