Bishop Rosendo Salvado’s 1883 Report to Propaganda Fide provides a detailed account of the Benedictine mission among the Noongar people of Western Australia, illustrated by the origins, development and condition of New Norcia from 1844 to 1883. A primary source for those interested in the history of the Benedictine mission of New Norcia, or with an interest in Colonial Australia and the history of multi-cultural contact between Indigenous Australians and Europeans, it is also a fascinating, first-hand account of the scandals that were being played out in the Perth Catholic diocese between 1847 and 1883, recording not only the missionary achievements, but also the setbacks and failures caused by the harsh climate, diseases, ecclesiastical politics and greed. Throughout the pages of this book, we discover the adult life of Bishop Rosendo Salvado (1814-1900), one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Colonial Australia and a missionary characterised by an extraordinary blend of idealism and pragmatism.
Report of Rosendo Salvado to Propaganda Fide in 1883
Translated and edited by: Stefano Girola
Introduction by Emeritus Professor John Molony
Pages : 312
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 148mm x 210mm
IBSN : 9781925208986