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The artwork titled "Embrace" commemorates the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in the first 100 years of the Mater Misericordiae Health Service.

On the 4th of January 1906, the Sisters of Mercy, made history when they opened the very first private Mater hospital situated on Brisbane’s North Quay. It had just 20 beds and treated 141 patients in its first year.


Address:Annerley Road, Mater Hospital, South Brisbane, 4101
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.486193
Long: 153.027703
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 11th November, 2008
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Sisters of Mercy Centenary Artwork

"Embrace" an artwork celebrating the ministry of the Sisters of Mercy during the first 100 years of the Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane

Blessed by the Most Reverend Brian V Finnigan DD  Auxillary Bishop for Brisbane

In the presence of Sr Sandra Lupi RSM Congregation Leader Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Source: MA
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