For the first time a complete English translation of Bishop Salvado's 1883 Report to Propaganda Fide. It gives a detailed account of the Benedictine Mission among the Nyoongar people of Western Australia, illustrated by the origins and development of New Norcia from 1844 to 1883.
The Report is a primary source of great value to those interested in the history of the Benedictine Mission and to those with an interest in colonial Australia. But, 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, disease, ecclesiastical politics and greed.
Translated and edited by Stefano Girola; introduction by Emeritus Professor John Molony.
145mm x 210mm