A Meddling Priest: John Joseph Therry

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St Pauls Publications, 2000 - Priests - 178 pages
Cork-born John Joseph Therry was the first Catholic chaplain officially appointed to New Holland. After arriving in Sydney in May 1820 at the age of thirty, he proved to be unrelenting and passionate in his efforts to secure justice and clemency for convicts. Loved and esteemed by people, including the Aborigines who considered him a friend, he was continually in trouble with the authorities, both colonial and ecclesiastical. This book tells the story of how he played a major role in the founding of the Australian Church and influenced Australian values. (Adapted from back cover).

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