1. Faith and fetes: women and the history of the churches in Australia / Beverley Kingston -- 2. They never marry: the life of Mother Vincent Whitty / Frances O'Donoghue -- 3. Christian temperance and social reform: the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria, 1887-1912 / Anthea Hyslop -- 4. 'I used to quote St. Paul . . . ' The life of Mary Andrews / Sue Bellamy -- 5. Quietly, without fuss: Catholic religious sisters in Tasmania / Shirley King -- 6. Margaret Holmes: larger than the roles she played / Rosalie McCutcheon -- 7. Matron, maid and missionary: the work of Anglican women in Australia / Ruth Teale -- 8. A gust of epic: the life of Mother Mary Sheldon / Clare Percy-Dove -- 9. The panacea of prohibition: the reaction of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria to the Great War / Judith Smart -- 10. The original sin, submission as survival: women religious in the early Maitland Diocese / Maureen Purcell
Ten writers look into the past to present historical insight and personal experiences. What is the relationship between faith and fetes? How have Australian women fulfilled and transcended the limited role allowed them by church and society?
Australia - Church history - Addresses, essays, lectures