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Main Title: Melbourne before Mannix / Patrick Morgan. Book Cover
Author: Morgan, Patrick, 1941-
Imprint: Ballan, Vic. : Connor Court Publishing, 2012.
Collation: vi, 234 p. : ill., portraits, notes, bib., index, pbk ; 23 cm.
Summary: What sort of archdiocese did Dr Mannix inherit when he arrived in Melbourne in 1913, and how did he change it? This book describes the great flowering of Catholic life during the reign of Archbishop Carr, when Melbourne achieved pre-eminence among Australian Catholic archdioceses. The principal institutions, and the lay and clerical Catholics who helped achieve this leadership role, feature prominently in this narrative. In addition Melbourne became the focal point of Irish Catholic consciousness in Australia. After decades of great stability Mannix arrived at a time when a cascading series of world events was jolting people out of their comfort zones, and at a place which had prepared itself for the first intrusion of Irish events into Australian public life. Mannix himself was not master of events; he was on a quick learning curve, and had to rapidly adjust to a new and unfamiliar environment. He built on, but also radically altered, the way Melbourne Catholics had positioned themselves in the public square.
Subject: Mannix, Daniel, 1864-1963
Catholic Church
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (Vic.)
Religion and religious buildings
Politics and Government - Victoria
Melbourne [Naarm] (Vic.) (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country)
ISBN: 9781921421525 (pbk.) :
Subtitle on cover: Catholics in public life 1880-1920.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-220) and index.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 282 VIC MOR Available