The battle of the colours: Irish Catholic identity, St Joseph's Nudgee College, and rugby 1891-1914

Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and MacDonald, Abbey and Cruickshank, Vaughan (2020) The battle of the colours: Irish Catholic identity, St Joseph's Nudgee College, and rugby 1891-1914. Irish Educational Studies. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0332-3315

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Abstract

In the years either side of Federation in 1901, Australia’s Irish Catholics balanced two often contradictory impulses: their determination to retain their cultural and religious links with Ireland in the face of an often unsympathetic Protestant majority, and the desire to become ‘good’ Australians in order to make ‘a go’ of their lives in the new land. This paper explores how this process played out at St Joseph’s Nudgee College, a Christian Brothers’ day and boarding school in Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, and how sport played a central role in satisfying both imperatives. This discussion will be framed by the intersection of the social/political/ economic context of Queensland during the period 1891–1914. It will focus on the educational context in which the Irish Christian Brothers operated as they struggled to make the College a bastion of Irish Catholicism and a vehicle for the socio-economic advancement of their community.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 10 September 2020. Accepted version embargoed until 10 March 2022 (18 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 01:41
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 03:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Catholic education, Christian Brothers, education, Irish Catholics, Queensland, rugby, sport, St Joseph’s Nudgee College
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2020.1814840
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39544

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