IE IJA MSSN/AUST/21
- 31 July 1896 - 1 September 1898 (Creation)
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The first Jesuits to set foot in Australia, Fr Aloysius Kranewitter SJ and Fr Maximilian Klinkowstroem SJ, came from Austria. They arrived in Adelaide in 1848. In 1853, a property was bought near Clare. Fr Kranewitter named it Sevenhill.
Two Irish Jesuits established a community in Melbourne in 1865, and three more Austrians and one of the first native-born Australians to become a Jesuit established a community in Darwin in 1882.
The Australian Province was formally established in 1950, with Fr Austin Kelly SJ its first Provincial, having being a Vice-Province in 1931.
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Copies of a publication entitled 'Our Australian Missions', 31 July 1896 (2 copies) and 1 September 1898
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The Irish Jesuit Archives are open only to bona fide researchers. Access by advance appointment. Further details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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