Welcome to the website of the Biographical Dictionary of Australian Catholic Educators (BDACE), a resource detailing the lives and work of those who have made a significant contribution to Australian Catholic education since the time of colonial settlement.
Catholic educators have played a major role in the development of Australia – and not just within the strict confines of education. The BDACE captures the contribution and stories of our forebears, paying tribute to those who struggled, often against the odds, to provide Catholic schooling in the past. It also serves to inspire today’s teachers, students, parents, administrators and clergy to emulate the courage and commitment of their predecessors in shaping Catholic education now and into the future.
The BDACE aims to keep the stories of these predecessors alive to inspire current and future teachers and leaders in Catholic schools and to provide a distinctive research tool.