The Christian Brothers first attempted to conduct their mission in Sydney in 1842, but left almost immediately. They returned to start schools in Melbourne in 1869, then established a school in Balmain in 1887. They became leading providers of Catholic education and teacher training across Australia, often working in areas suffering social disadvantage.
The Christian Brothers provinces of Australia, New Zealand, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea were formed into one province, Oceania, in 2007. A number of individual members of the Christian Brothers in Australia have, in recent years, been convicted of sexual and other forms of assault against children in their care.
18 May 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/nsw/NE00492
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