diocese of Broome, Australia

Comprises the northeastern part of Western Australia; area, about 298,571 square miles. Established 10 May 1887 as the vicariate apostolic of Kimberley, Australia, a suffragan of Perth; entrusted to the Fathers of the Pious Society of Missions. The name was changed ot the Vicariate Apostolic of Kimberleys on 13 November 1959. Elevated to the diocese of Broome on 7 June 1966. See also:
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