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21-February-2014
21-February-2014

Photographs supplied by John Huth

A seat commemorates 100 years of the Mothers Union in the Brisbane Diocese from 1904 to 2004.

The Mothers' Union (MU) began in the diocese in 1904 in the Brisbane suburb of Milton. A MU branch, concerned about the many deaths of women and small children in the district, paid for a nursing sister, Miss Emma Packer, to visit the homes of the poor. She used a bicycle to go on her rounds. This was the beginning of "The Mothers' Union District Nurses' Association". That association, formerly known as St. Luke's Nursing Service, is now known as "Anglicare", a large Anglican Domiciliary Nursing Service.

Location

Address:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463707
Long: 153.029816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1904
Approx. Event End Date:2004

Dedication

Front Inscription

   Donated in Thanksgiving
For 100 years of Mothers Union
   in Brisbane Diocese
      by its members
       1904 - 2004

Source: MA
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