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Fr Aloysius Kranewitter
Title : Fr Aloysius Kranewitter Fr Aloysius Kranewitter
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Creator : Jones, Henry, photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1869
Format : Photograph
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In 1848 Australia's first two Jesuits - Aloysius Kranewitter and Maximillian Klinkowstroem - arrived in South Australia aboard the 'Alfred' with 146 Silesians. Most of the party were German Catholics, who under the leadership of Franz Weikert sought religious freedom in the young colony. Fr. Kranewitter took up Bishop Murphy's suggestion of working as an itinerant priest to German Catholics who ahd settled north of Adelaide, and came to the Clare Valley. In 1849 two more Jesuits arrived in South Australia and subsequently property was purchased near Clare and named 'Sevenhill' in the hope that a new Rome was being founded, referring to the seven hills on which Rome was built. In 1856 the first section of a college was built at Sevenhill, functioning as a boys' boarding school and a seminary. Vines were planted on the property four years later and today the vineyard continues to thrive and produce award-winning wines.
Related names :

Klinkowstroem, Maximillian

Kranewitter, Aloysius

Coverage year : 1869
Place : Sevenhill (S. Aust.); Clare (S. Aust.)
Region : Mid North
Further reading :
Burke, A.F. The story of St. Aloysius' Church, Sevenhill, [Murray Bridge, S. Aust.: AF Burke, 1982?]

Bygott, Ursula M.L. With pen and tongue: the Jesuits in Australia: 1865-1939, Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1980

Centenary in Australia of Society of Jesus: a tribute to pioneer Jesuits in South Australia, Norwood: St Ignatius' Norwood, 1948

Costigan, Gerald F. 'Mission from Austria: 1848-1901', Tradition, December 1967, pp. 7-13

'Rev Aloysius Kranewitter', Catholic record, 3 September 1880, pp. 6-7

Kranewitter, Aloysius. Missions-Briefe des P. Alois Kranewitter aus Australien, Innsbruck (Austria): Gedruckt mit Wagner'schen Schriften, 1851

Schmaal, Jean. 'The church among the vines', Newsletter (Historical Society of South Australia), no. 30 (March 1980), pp. 11-12

Schumann, Ruth. '... in the hands of the Lord: the Society of Jesus in colonial South Australia', Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, no. 14 (1986), pp. 35-50

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