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14-November-2015
14-November-2015

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The former Convent was established as the St Mary`s Parish Centre in recognition of the Sisters of Mercy.

On 31st October, 1866, seven Sisters of Mercy, under the leadership of Mother Mary Ignatius Croke, arrived in Bathurst, New South Wales, from Charleville, County Cork, Ireland.  In Bathurst the Sisters immediately took over the Catholic Primary School, and opened a Day and Boarding High School for young ladies, attending to the religious and secular education of the children. They also cared for orphans, trained older girls and helped them to find work, and visited the poor, the sick and the inmates of the local gaol.

Increasing numbers of nuns allowed the Sisters to found a Convent in Mudgee in 1874.

 

 

Location

Address:Church Street, St Mary`s Catholic Church , Mudgee, 2850
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.591693
Long: 149.589081
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1880
Approx. Event End Date:1979

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Plaque :

This building, opened as the
CONVENT OF MERCY in 1880
and closed in 1979
was established as
ST.MARY`S PARISH CENTRE 
in recognition of
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
          1995

Source: MA
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