After many successful missions, Frs Butler and Shaffrey take charge of the Sandridge parish (including Port Melbourne and St Kilda), Victoria. In addition to establishing the new parish in Port Melbourne, in 1883 they set up a ‘night school’ for adults, teaching history, literature, art, and music to this group of largely uneducated people. During the Great Maritime Strike of the 1890’s, their soup kitchen keeps the dock workers and their families from death’s door.