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Mary MacKillop (Saint Mary of the Cross): Julian Tenison Woods

This guide provides references to articles in newspapers and periodicals and other material available within the State Library with reference to key external resources.


For a short biography, read the Australian dictionary of biography entry.

Google Books

Many of Father Julian Tenison Woods works have been digitised and are available as full text through Google Books. Search Google Books.

Selected collection items

Doherty, Carmel.  His recorded years : Father J.E. Tenison Woods. [Brisbane, Qld.] : C.M. Doherty, c1996-1997

Eriksen, Erik Olaf, 1944-. Rev. J.E. Tenison Woods : an eminent priest of the Australian colonies (1832-1889). Canberra : [E. Eriksen], 1995

Hepburn, Isabel. No ordinary man : life and letters of Julian E. Tenison Woods.  Wanganui [N.Z.] : Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth, 1979.

Muller, Margaret. Penola : ten years in the bush and beyond : Julian Tenison Woods 1832-1889. Penola, SA : Committee of the Mary MacKillop Penola Centre, 2000.

O'Neill, G. (George). Life of the Reverend Julian Edmund Tenison Woods (1832-1889). Sydney : Pellegrini, 1929.

Press, Margaret M. Julian Tenison Woods : 'father founder'. 2nd edition. North Blackburn, Vic. : Collins Dove, 1994.

Check the catalogue for the Library's holdings of books by Tenison Woods.

  Newspaper articles

Julian Tenison Woods was a prolific writer and and often reported within the pages of Australia's newspapers. Trove has many items written by or about Tenison Woods. Selected articles appear below.


The Advertiser 8 October 1889

The Argus 8 October 1889


Brisbane Courier 10 October 1889

Selected letters to newspapers

Letter to The Argus by Tenison Woods 4 February 1865

Letter to The Argus by Tenison Woods 22 May 1865