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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Darwin from 1908 to 2008.

The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is an order of the Roman Catholic Church, founded in France in 1874. In 1908, five Sisters arrived in Darwin and undertook missionary work at Bathurst Island Mission. Sisters from the order were involved in the running of many Catholic Missions, schools and leprosariums in the Northern Territory. 


Address:Esplanade, Opposite Supreme Court, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: 12.467091
Long: 130.844682
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:July-1908
Approx. Event End Date:July-2008


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 30th May, 2008
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         Dedicated 30th May, 2008

This plaque commemorates the centenary of 
the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH Sisters`) 
ministry to the people of the Northern Territory.

Five "OLSH" Sisters landed at Port Darwin, below this point, July 1908.

Erected by the Darwin City Council


Source: MA
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