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Explore the links below to discover related resources in the Library's collections and exhibitions and additional resources located in other institutions.

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Towards an annotated bibliography of the religion, church, mission collections of the Mitchell Library by Dr Robert Kenny with the assistance of Nadia Rhook

Created for the Religion, Church & Missions Fellowship at the State Library of New South Wales, 2008-2009. The Fellowship was generously supported by the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.

Freedom of religion and belief in Australia: a brief history

A report by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the wide variety of religions, both Christian and non-Christian represented in Australia since 1788.

Christian History Research

An overview of the early Governors of the colony of New South Wales and their influence over the young colony's morals.

The church of St. Philip, Church Hill, Sydney

A history of the parish of St Philips, Sydney including the story of Sydney's first wattle and daub chapel where Australia's first Christian service in a building took place on 25th August 1793.

Anglicans Online

Online resources relating to the history of Anglicanism in Australia

Australian Dictionary of Biography online:

Richard Johnson

Samuel Marsden

The Catholic Community in Australia

An overview of the beginnings of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia

Archdiocese of Sydney

Includes biographical information on significant pioneers in the Church in Sydney 

The Benevolent Society of New South Wales

About the Benevolent Society established in 1813

Sydney Benevolent Society Asylum: Index to Admissions & Discharges, 1857-1900

The Salvation Army

Read about The Salvation Army's beginnings in Australia and more than 125 years of Salvation Army service to God and the Australian community.

Sydney Jewish Museum

List of the most important Jewish monuments in Australia

Provides a history of jewish settlement in Australia and historic synagogues in Australian cities.

ABC Religion and Ethics

History of Islam in Australia

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