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Anchor Books Australia

Anchor Books Australia is a small, independent publishing company with a focus on Australiaís colonial history.

Stories are important to us and it is our aim to produce quality books which share Australiaís stories with a wide audience. Through sharing our stories, we share our knowledge and add to the sum of information about Australia.

The Role of Catholic Colleges in the Modern University

In July 2008 St Johnís College within the University of Sydney hosted an international colloquium on the special place of Catholic and religious colleges in the modern and secular university. This coincided with World Youth Day which took place the following week. It also celebrated the 150th year of the establishment of St Johnís, the worldís first Catholic college within a secular university since the Reformation.

This volume includes papers from Dr David Daintree, Rector St Johnís College, University of Sydney; Peter Cunich, History Department of the University of Hong Kong; Dominic Katter, in full-time practice at the Queensland Bar; Marie Leech Principal of Sancta Sophia College, the University of Sydney; Philip Milligan coordinator of Emmanuel Collegeís Community Training and Formation Department (Rome); Kevin Saunders previous master of St Albert's College, University of New England & Mannix College, Monash University; Geoffrey Smith, Visiting Teacher of the Deaf (Broome/West Kimberley), for the Western Australian Institute for Deaf Education; Ian Walker, Principal of The Kensington Colleges, University of New South Wales; Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, Ampleforth Abbey, Yorkshire.

The Merchantís Women is the story of over 200 young single women who left Britain in 1833 to settle in the emerging colony of New South Wales. These enterprising women responded to advertisements which attracted them to migrate to far-away Australia. In contrast to convicts, these courageous women freely chose to make the long journey to the other side of the world.

Each womanís story is told here. What motivated them to leave their homes in Britain for frontier colonies? How did they cope? What were their experiences? And how did they contribute to the development of Australia? This book answers these questions and sets the context for assisted female migration to Australia. It thoroughly investigates the lives of the brave women who boarded the Bussorah Merchant.

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