Maitland Diocese – Parochial Districts 1926

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Parochial Districts and some notes.

 

 

 ‘Like all migrants, they arrived with spiritual and intellectual luggage, already acquired at home’   Anon cited in Campion, E. Australian Catholics.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Parade c.1930

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade c.1930

 

 

 

These items have been sourced from the 1926 Almanac of the Diocese of Maitland. If you are researching or writing the history of your parish ask for more information.

 

The population of the Diocese of Maitland in 1926 was 215,500 of which 17.7%  or 38,070 were Catholics. The largest Catholic parish was West Maitland, total population 12,600 with 29.36 % Catholics. This no doubt a product of the policy of the colonial government to move the ‘troublesome’ Irish to Maitland in the 19th Century.

The following Parochial Districts are available:

Note!  If your parish has not yet been added ask me at txcallaghan@iinet.com.au

Parochial District of West Maitland. Established in 1841.

West Maitland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parochial District of Newcastle.

Newcastle Parish

Newcastle Parish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parochial District of of Adamstown.

Adamstown Parish

Adamstown Parish

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parochial District of Branxton.

Branxton Parish

Branxton Parish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parochial District of Bulahdelah.

Parochial Districts of Cessnock, Denman and Dungog.

Cessnock, Denman and Dungog Parishes

Cessnock, Denman and Dungog Parishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parochial District of East Maitland.

 

Parochial District of Gresford.

Parochial District of Hamilton.

Parochial District of Krambach

Parochial District of Kurri Kurri.

Parochial District of Lambton

Parochial District of Lochinvar.

Parochial District of Mayfield.

Parochial District of Merewether

Parochial District of Merriwa

Parochial District of Morpeth

Parochial District of Murrurundi

Parochial  District of Muswellbrook

Parochial District of Raymond TerraceParish of Raymond Terrace

 

 

 

Parochial District of Scone

Parochial District of Singleton

Singleton Parish

Singleton Parish

 

 

 

Parochial District of Stockton

Parochial District of Taree

Parochial District of Tighe’s Hill

Parochial District of Waratah

 

References:

Campion, Edmund. Rockchoppers. Growing Up Catholic in Australia.  1982.

Campion , Edmund. Australian Catholics. 1987.

Cloos P. & Tampke, J. (eds.)  ‘Greetings from the Land where Milk and Honey Flows.’ The German Emigration to Australia. 1838 – 1858. 1993.

Fitzpatrick, David. Oceans of Consolation. Personal Accounts of Irish Migration to Australia. 1994.

O’Brien. Eris.  The Foundation of Australia. 1937.

O’Brien, John & Travers Pauric. (eds.)  The Irish Experience in Australia. 1991.

O’Farrell, Patrick. Letters from Irish Australia . 1825 – 1925. 1984.

O’Farrell, Patrick. The Irish in Australia. 1988

O’Farrell, Patrick. The Catholic Church & Community in Australia. A History. Thomas Nelson. 1977.

Sternbeck, Michael. The Catholic Church in Singleton. An Historical Look at its People and Progress, Newey & Beath . 1981.

 

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