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The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst accepts into its collection, material which is relevant to the Australian Catholic experience in this diocese.


  • (Some) historical Baptism and Marriage registrations
  • Architectural drawings and plans
  • Artefacts
  • Audio visual material
  • Books (Historical) and booklets including journals and ledgers.
  • Biographies of deceased priests
  • Cathedral: photographic and other information and material
  • Churches in parishes
  • Correspondence
  • Documents and general information relating to parishes and church buildings within parishes
  • Episcopal visitation books (circa 1948-1970)
  • Historical photographs and pictorial material
  • Illuminated addresses
  • Information and advice about diocesan sacramental registers
  • Information on deceased diocesan Bishops
  • Information on Dr. Henry Backhaus and other significant individuals
  • Information on lay associations of the diocese
  • Information on religious orders who worked in the diocese
  • Manuscripts
  • Memorabilia
  • Parish histories
  • The Index to the Advocate (on microfilm)
  • Textiles
  • Year books and directories of Australian clergy

The archives office is open to bona fide researchers by appointment only.  To make an appointment or to make a general enquiry about archival resources please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 54453611.