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A monument commemorates Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, the Catholic nun who became Australia's first saint. 

Mary Helen MacKillop was an Australian Roman Catholic nun who, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Since her death she has attracted much veneration in Australia and internationally and is Australia's first saint.


Address:Edith Street, Miles, 4415
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.655592
Long: 150.187355
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th March, 1994
Front Inscription

In honour of Mary Mackillop

16 - 1 - 1842  -  8 - 8 - 1909

Co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph Penola, S.A., 1866

And in deep gratitude to her Sisters who lived and worked in the Parish of Miles from 1926 to 1984

Right Side Inscription
Officially opened by Sr. Margaret Robertson, R. S. J. on 5th March, 1994
Source: MA
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