• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0752

Catholic Women’s League Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Inc.

(From 1945 – )
  • Occupation Social support organisation


The Catholic Women’s League Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn was established on 8 November 1945. It began as a small group in St Christopher’s Parish, Canberra to provide hostesses for official parish occasions and to raise money for the church community. It spread later to the city of Goulburn, to town and country centres outside the Archdiocese. Its affiliation with the Federal Council of Catholic Women of Australia in 1953 meant that its agenda broadened from parish affairs to the wider community and to matters of national and global importance to women and their families. It now promotes the intellectual, spiritual, cultural and social welfare of women. It is affiliated with the Catholic Women’s League Australia Inc.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Haydon Centre
    • Catholic Women's League Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn records
  • ACT Heritage Library
    • HMSS 0335 Canberra Catholic Women's League, St Patrick's Branch Records

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