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Irish Jesuit Missions St Aloysius' College, Sydney, Australia, 1879-
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Balance sheets for the Australian Mission

A file of balance sheets for the following:
Richmond Residence
Richmond Parish
Sevenhill Residence
Sevenhill Parish
Norwood Residence
Norwood Parish
St Patrick's College, Melbourne
Xavier College, Kew
Hawthorn Parish
Hawthorn Residence
Riverview College, Sydney
St Aloysius College, North Sydney
Loyola College, Sydney

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Letter concerning the length of time the Jesuit schools in Australia have been operating as secondary schools

Letter from W. F. Butler and Tomas O Muirgeasa, Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, 1 Hume Street, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ, St. Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning the length of time the following schools have been operating as secondary schools (and reply from Fr Fahy):
St. Ignatius College, Riverview, Sydney, NSW (1880);
St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, Sydney (1904);
Xavier College, Kew, Melbourne (1879) and
St. Patrick's College, Melbourne (1874).

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Letter from Fr Francis O'Brien SJ to Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ on the question of whether Australia should become a Vice-Province

Letter from Fr Francis O'Brien SJ (Rector), St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, Sydney to Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ concerning Mr William Hughes, a member of the St Aloysius College Community, the question of whether Australia should become a Vice-Province, a retreat he gave in Brisbane during which the Archbishop (Dr Duhig) referred to the Society's refusal of his invitation to open a college in Brisbane. Refers finally to the possibility of a college in New Zealand.

Letter from Fr Francis X. O'Brien SJ, St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, Sydney, NSW to Irish Provincial Fr concerning Fr Michael Morrison, his assignment to Australia

Letter from Fr Francis X. O'Brien SJ, Headmaster, St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, Sydney, NSW to Irish Provincial Fr John R. MacMahon SJ concerning Fr Michael Morrison, his demobilisation from the army and his assignment to Australia.

O'Brien, Francis X, 1881-1974, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letter from Fr William Kelly SJ, concerning suitable candidates for [Rector] of St Aloysius College

Letter from Fr William Kelly SJ, St Aloysius College, Bourke Street, Sydney to Fr Aloysius Sturzo SJ [Superior of the Mission] concerning suitable candidates for [Rector] of St Aloysius College. On the reverse of this letter is a letter from Fr Sturzo SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas Brown SJ on the same subject.

Kelly, William E, 1823-1909, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Christopher Nulty SJ to Irish Fr Provincial

  • IE IJA MSSN/AUST/245
  • File
  • 7 April 1873 ; 17 January 1882 - 3 July 1882; 5 February 1900; 10 February 1908
  • Part of Irish Jesuit Missions

A file of letters from Fr Christopher Nulty SJ to Irish Fr Provincial. Includes a letter describing the voyage to Australia (7 April 1873, 4pp). Includes a letter concerning the possible closure of St. Aloysius College, Sydney. Describes the finances of the college and academic life. Expresses his opinion on what should be done. (5 February 1900, 4pp)

Nulty, Christopher, 1838-1914, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Daniel Clancy SJ to Fr Provincial concerning the Australian Mission

A file of letters from Fr Daniel Clancy SJ to Fr Provincial concerning the Australian Mission. Includes a letter concerning the outlay on the primary school at Lavender Bay and remarks that the school could have been built for a lot less 'I think most of us here, if not all, feel that it was a gross mistake to put Fr Kennedy at the head of any mission as Superior...he is absolutely unfit - that he lacks not only judgement but knowledge and temper.' (28 February 1881, 12pp). Includes a letter referring to a site in Sydney he feels would be suitable for the Jesuit fathers to establish a school. Remarks that the house was lived in by the present Agent General Sir S. Samuel. Refers to the extravagance of the school at Lavender Bay. Remarks 'It is said...that the blunder at Lavender Bay is so foolish that the reputation of the Society here cannot be restored unless the Jesuits undertake some work in the city that will prove they are not incapable.' (16 July 1881, 10pp). Includes a letter referring again to Lavender Bay. Remarks 'A lawyer who knows all our affairs very accurately has told me this very month that we shall never be able to meet the liabilities on Lavender Bay and that the best and only thing to do is to part with that mission for this can be done.' Concludes in a postscript 'You will observe that the tenants lease for Auburn House (Saul Samuel's) expires the same time as our lease for St Kilda House. But the time to secure that is now most urgently - or never.' (5 August 1881, 8pp). Includes a letter asking for more Fathers to be sent out. Refers to rumours of a new mission being started in Invercargill, New Zealand. Remarks 'The fact is help is very urgently wanted without undertaking fresh work and unless help comes quickly and of the right kind it is better we should be all recalled in good time.' (25 September 1881, 6pp). Includes a letter containing a sketched plan of St Aloysius College. Describes the property (19 April 1885, 3pp).

Clancy, Daniel, 1836-1895, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Patrick J. McCurtin SJ, St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, Sydney to Irish Fr Provincial

A file of letters from Fr Patrick J. McCurtin SJ, St Aloysius College, Milson's Point, Sydney to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his work as Rector of St. Aloysius College and the community who live there and general news from the Australian Mission (administration, finances, pupils, staff, extension to the college). Many of the letters emphasise the shortage of staff at St Aloysius College. Remarks 'Still our objection as regards staff is not owing to the dearth of men - but to the unequal distribution...it looks as if the place which makes his loudest noise gets all the best of the arrangements...' Asks Fr Provincial to relieve him of his job as Rector of the college (21 March 1916, 4pp).

McCurtin, Patrick, 1865-1938, Jesuit priest

Map of North Sydney and Mosman

Maps of North Sydney and Mosman (Robinson Street Directory) with Jesuit properties marked in red: St Aloysius College, Lavender Bay Church and residence, St Mary’s, Loyola.

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Material relating to Mr William Tucker SJ, his poor health and his unsuitability for the Society

A file relating to a scholastic, William Tucker SJ, his poor health and his unsuitability for the Society. Includes a letter from Fr John Ryan SJ, St Ignatius, Richmond, Melbourne to Fr Charles Farley SJ concerning Mr Tucker's expenses at the sanatorium. (18 November 1918, 1p).

Tucker, William J, 1888-, former Jesuit scholastic

Photographs relating to St Aloysius College, Sydney

A file of photographs relating to St Aloysius College, Sydney.

Three class groups are represented, with notes on reveres by Fr Daniel Clancy SJ:

  • Fr Clancy's and Mr. Forbes classes 74. Ten do not appear. 1st class and elements 53; 2nd class 31 (25 November 1886);
  • Fr Thomas Keating's, Fr Daniel Clancy's and Mr. McGillicuddy's classes respectively 10, 31, 23. 6 absent. Total 64 (25 November 1886);
  • Fr William Kelly's class of 7. Taken near the 'Temple' in front (25 November 1886);.
    Photographs take by J. Roarty, George Street and Market Street, Sydney.

Three exterior photographs of the college - two of house with individuals standing in the background, and one of the entrance to St Aloysius College, Sydney (1886). Photographs by E. L. Puckering.