To understand the role the Sisters of Charity in Australia, read their short history here.
There are also a number of books commemorating the Sisters since their arrival in Sydney in 1838, including:
Sisters of Charity of Australia 175 Years, compiled by Sr Moira Sullivan rsc (2013)
The Love of Christ impels us… To the ends of the earth, compiled by Sr Karan Varkar rsc (2015)
To the beckoning shores: Urged on by the love of Christ, by Sr Josephine Cannell rsc (2007)
There are other monographs which might be useful in understanding the early history of the Sisters in Australia, including:
that of Dr Max Colman, who has written about the establishment of St Vincent’s, Sydney, in The First St Vincent’s.