New Norcia Benedictine Community

Education & Research

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From the earliest days of its foundation New Norcia has been focussed on education.  The first Abbot, of New Norcia (Rosendo Salvado) established the Aboriginal girls and boys schools (which closed in the 1970s) and the second Abbot of New Norcia, Fulgentius Torres built and opened the European girls and boys schools, which closed in 1991.

Since the closing of the schools, New Norcia's school buildings have been utilised for camps and groups and this section contains all the information you need if your group is interested in staying in one of the colleges or undertaking one of the education programmes.

However, New Norcia also has a tradition of research and academia, with its impressive archival records and library collection, and scholars and researchers alike have delighted over the years in the information available in the town's records.

This section also provides information on the archives and library and provides link to forms which will give you access to the records of New Norcia.