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Anna Pallister : 24-September-2012
Anna Pallister : 24-September-2012
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Memorial tablet commemorates Anna Pallister, Head Deaconess in Sydney from 1913 to 1930.

Yesterday afternoon Archbishop Mowll unveiled a memorial tablet to the late Anna E Pallister who was Head Deaconess in Sydney from 1913 to 1930. Archbishop Mowll said that he remembered Miss Pallister well when she was at Liverpool England as head of the bishop`s training college for women workers.  While he was in Toronto he frequenttly met her when she passed through on voyages to and from Australia. "She served for 17 years as Head Deaconess," said Dr Mowll. "During that time 14 deaconesses were ordained. The present Deaconesses House is the result of her efforts in 1916.  She set a high standard and a wonderful example."  The memorial tablet reads " In honoured memory of Anna E Pallister, Head Deaconess 1913 - 1930. Erected by her grateful deaconesses and friends." 
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW),  20 May 1936.


Address:George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.874006
Long: 151.206581
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 19th May, 1936
Front Inscription

      In Honoured Memory
Head Deaconess 1913 - 1930. 

Erected By Her Grateful Deaconesses
          And Friends.


Source: MA
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