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The Church on the Hill
Price: $39.99
This is a richly illustrated history of St Brigid's, Crossley, in South-West Victoria, which traces the origins of its immigrant settlers who arrived in the district from the 1840s onwards, and the development of what likely became the most concentrated Irish Catholic settlement in Victoria.

The book examines the development of community life as well as faming life and the Catholic faith. It investigates an ongoing Irish influence in the area and the part this Irish identity playing in relation to some of the prevailing political issues of the day, such as the cessation of funding to Catholic schools in 1873 and the debate over conscription during World War I. This book also includes more than 100 short family histories of many of the families who settled at Crossley, Killarney and Tower Hill.

Published: 2014