Welcome to the Sisters of Charity of Australia Pioneer Sites blog.
Our pioneer Sisters, the Irish Sisters of Charity, the first “women religious” to come to Australia in 1838 as missionaries, are inextricably linked with the story of the early Australian colony. This blog offers a visual trail into the places of the colony they knew and experienced.
The images help us to understand the challenges presented to them by this new country. Imagine yourselves with them as they learned to live in a new land – visiting the poor, sick, and prisoners, as well as teaching doctrine, needlework and lacemaking in Sydney’s Catholic schools.