The first Catholics to reside in Australia arrived with the First Fleet. They were mostly Irish convicts, together with a few marines.
First public mass celebrated by Father Dixon in Sydney.
The first official priests, Father Therry and Father Conolly, arrive.
Construction of the first Catholic Church as a permanent building in Richmond, Tasmania.
Pope Gregory XVI appoints Father Bede Polding OSB as Australia's first Catholic bishop.
First permanent St Vincent de Paul society established in Australia.
Mary Mackillop and Father Julian Tension Woods founded the SIsters of St Joseph.
Archbishop Moran appointed first Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII.
John Paul II visits Australia for the second time for Mary MacKillop's Beatification.
Sydney hosts the first World Youth Day in Australia.