The editor of this blog was approached to assist the staff of the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Sydney The Catholic Weekly in the preparation of a special edition commemorative of the Bi-centenary of Saint Mary's Cathedral.
This commemorative edition has now been published and an online version of it may be viewed here.
Four special articles were written about old Saint Mary' Cathedral (1821-1865). Some of the information has already appeared on our other Catholic history blog In diebus illis, but special images were prepared to illustrate the articles.
Since every word had to count in limited print space, I was not able to mention those who assisted me in this project. I wish to do so here.
Mr Brian Andrews of Tasmania
Dr Lienntje Cornelissen, Sydney Archdiocesan Archivist
Mr Giovanni Portelli, Catholic photographer
The Very Rev'd Donald Richardson, Dean of Saint Mary's Cathedral
Staff of Special Collections, State Library of New South Wales
Mr Simon Fieldhouse, Sydney artist
Prof. James Franklin, Vice-President of the Australian Catholic Historical Society.
Mr Peter Rosengren, editor of the Catholic Weekly.
The Friends of Saint Mary's Cathedral.
Various encouragers known to the editor.