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Sisters of Mercy Plaque : 19-October-2014
Sisters of Mercy Plaque : 19-October-2014

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Sisters of Mercy and Catholic Education in Tatura.

On the 2nd November 1900 four sisters arrived to occupy the convent built for them. Sister Mary Francis, Sister M. Alphonsus, Sister M. Stanislaus and Siser M. Ignatius. On the 4th November a 2 room Primary School and High School opened in Tatura.

In 1901 St. Mary's College (Hall) opened. The Sisters of Mercy started accepting boarders to combat the problems of travelling to and from school.  Travel was slow and families living much beyond a few miles from the school had little opportunity to receive a Catholic Education.

Location

Address:69-75 Hogan Street, Sacred Heart Primary School, Tatura, 3616
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.439922
Long: 145.224564
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1900
Approx. Event End Date:2000

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 29th October, 2000
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE CENTENARY OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY AND CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN  TATURA AT SACRED HEART SCHOOL (1900 - 2000) AND ST MARY`S COLLEGE (1901-1967) 

29 - 10 - 2000
 

Source: MA
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