Australian Catholics: Their Story

The unit Australian Catholics: Their Story provides a survey of the history of the Catholic Church in Australia and a context for other theological studies relating to the Australian Church. It is an Elective unit and forms part of a Major in Church History within the Bachelor awards.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points



9 credit points in Church History (H units)



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify key developments in Australian Catholic history
  2. analyse issues that influenced the life of the Australian Catholic Church from 1788 to the present
  3. interpret primary historical documents pertaining to the development of the Catholic Church in Australia
  4. incorporate primary and secondary historical sources into a cogent historical narrative pertaining to Australian Catholic history
  5. apply lessons learnt from the history of the Catholic Church in Australia to an understanding of their own personal religious history.
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