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Autobiography and commentary on Monsignor McMahon’s times.

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Monsignor J. T. McMahon was born in Ennis, Ireland, in 1893 and was ordained a priest in All Hallows College, Dublin, in 1919. He graduated in Arts at University College, Dublin, in 1915 and with Honours in the Master's degree in Education in 1920. In 1926 he enrolled at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in the post-graduate School of Education. In 1928 he was awarded a Ph.D. for his thesis, later published as Some Methods of Teaching Religion.

On his arrival in Perth, Western Australia, in 1921 he became Diocesan Inspector of Schools and chairman of the Diocesan Council of Education. The Bushies' Scheme, which continues its Religious Holiday Schools for the rural children where there is no Catholic school, is his creation. The scheme has been adopted throughout Australia and New Zealand. He became a member of the University of Western Australia Senate in 1934 and remained on it for 27 years. In recognition of his services the senate conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 1961. He had a prominent part in establishing the residential college of St Thomas More within the University of Western Australia and remains a member of its Council. A foundation member of the Australian College of Education, he was elected a Fellow in 1962.

Since 1932 he has been parish priest of St Columba's, South Perth, and in 1946 he was created a Domestic Prelate by Pope Pius XII. He was editor of the Record, the official organ of the Archdiocese of Perth, from 1928-32 and was an associate editor of Orate Fratres, the liturgical monthly issued by the Benedictines of Collegeville, Minnesota, U.S.A., for some years. He has written for educational journals in the U.S.A., Australia and Ireland.

Hard cover, 302pgs, illustrated, appendices. Near new, owner’s name wiyhin. .

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Short Description Autobiography and commentary on Monsignor McMahon’s times.
Weight (g) 543.0000
Author J.T. McMahon
Publisher University of Western Australia Press
Date Published 1969
Size 223mm x 147mm

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