Colonial Sainthood in Australasia

  title={Colonial Sainthood in Australasia},
  author={Katie Pickles},
  journal={National Identities},
  pages={389 - 408}
  • K. Pickles
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • National Identities
Concerned with the formation of national identities in postcolonial Australasia, this article compares and contrasts representations of religious women Mary MacKillop (1842–1909) and Suzanne Aubert (1835–1926). MacKillop, constructed as a contemporary popular ‘Australian legend’ is set to become Australasia's first saint, while in April 2004 investigation began into the beatification of New Zealand nun Aubert. Combining religious and secular explanations, despite the two women's lives and work… Expand
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