Kevin McKelson sac - Melbourne
28 November 2011
Father Kevin McKelson, a Pallotine ??priest, was 85. He is reme???????mbered for his remarkable work with the aboriginal peoples of the Broome diocese, and for his gift with aboriginal linguistics. He was born in Melbourne at Moonee Ponds in 1926 and ordained in 1950.
?????He arrived in Broome in June 1954 and dedicated his life to the people of the Diocese there. He was flluent in five indigenous languages. While Parish Priest in Broome, Beagle Bay and at La Grange Mission from 1961 to 1993, he translated the Mass and other religious texts for the indigenous peoples.
Ill health forced Father McKelson's retirement to Melbourne in 2006 after 52 years in the K???imberley.???