Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781740971591
Released: September 2008

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Through Their Eyes Sharply — Cultural Mission of the Sisters of St Joseph

By Aileen M. Farquer

For over a century, Catholic primary schools have made an immensely valuable contribution to education in Australia. This book explores the personal experiences of many who have been and are involved in such schooling, as sisters, teachers, parents and students. Their memories evoke both the positive and the harsh realities of school life. Past students often recall their parish church, First Communion, Confirmation or sitting with others at Sunday Mass. But most of all they remember the classroom: "All important was our learning to read, to write with pen and ink, to know our tables and grammar."


Categories: Australian History, Religion

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