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The 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.


Address:373 Ann Street, St John`s Cathedral, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.463707
Long: 153.029816
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1904
Approx. Event End Date:2004


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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