History of the West Australian Sisters of Mercy, founded by the second group of Catholic women to come to Australia and the first to settle in the west. The seven young women came to Western Australia from Dublin in January 1846 as part of the missionary party of the first Catholic bishop of the colony. Material for the book is based on primary resource material as well as secondary written and oral accounts. Includes notes and an index. The author is a Sister of Mercy from Brisbane who has taught history at secondary and tertiary levels and co-authored two sets of secondary history texts.