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dc.contributor.authorMassam, Katharine
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T13:37:42Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T13:37:42Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20201203_9781760463526_6
dc.identifier51056*
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43142
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/30021
dc.description.abstractThis sensitive account of Spanish Benedictine women at an Aboriginal mission in Western Australia is poignant and disturbing. Notable for its ecumenical spirit, depth of research and deep engagement with the subject, A Bridge Between is a model of how religious history, in its broader bearings, can be written. — Graeme Davison, Monash University With great insight and care, A Bridge Between presents a sympathetic but not uncritical history of the lives of individuals who have often been invisible. The story of the nuns at New Norcia is a timely contribution to Australia's religious history. Given the findings of the Royal Commission, it will be widely read both within and beyond the academy. History is, here, a spiritual discipline, and an exercise in hope and reconciliation. — Laura Rademaker, The Australian National University A Bridge Between is the first account of the Benedictine women who worked at New Norcia and the first book-length exploration of twentieth-century life in the Western Australian mission town. From the founding of a grand school intended for 'nativas’, through links to Mexico and Paraguay then Ireland, India and Belgium, as well as to their house in the Kimberley, and a network of villages near Burgos in the north of Spain, this is a complex international history. A Bridge Between gathers a powerful, fragmented story from the margins of the archive, recalling the Aboriginal women who joined the community in the 1950s and the compelling reunion of missionaries and former students in 2001. By tracing the all-but-forgotten story of the community of Benedictine women who were central to the experience of the mission for many Aboriginal families in the twentieth century, this book lays a foundation for further work.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesANU Lives Series in Biography
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRC Christianity
dc.subject.otherBenedictine
dc.subject.otherMissionary Women
dc.subject.otherSpain
dc.subject.otherAustralia
dc.subject.otherCatholic
dc.titleA Bridge Between
dc.title.alternativeSpanish Benedictine Missionary Women in Australia
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/BB.2020
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages410
oapen.place.publicationCanberra
dc.dateSubmitted2020-12-03T10:52:11Z


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