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The plaque commemorates the Sisters of Mercy who established St Scholastica`s.

In 1902, Bishop Dunne, the Bishop of Wilcannia - Forbes, gave permission for the Sisters of Mercy to establish a convent and day school in Mount Barker. The Sisters, who came from Broken Hill and inland New South Wales, established the Sisters of Mercy Convent of Mount Barker; the Young Ladies High School, the convent boarding school for Girls, and the primary school, all under the name St Scholastica.



Address:8 Dutton Road, St Francis de Sales College, Mount Barker, 5251
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.066659
Long: 138.867415
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription

         In memory of 

   the great work and spirit 
    passed on through the 
Sisters of Mercy who lived and worked here.
Their spirit paved a way for loyalty, integrity, courage 
     and compassion.

"We should be as a compass that goes round its circle 
    without stirring from its centre. 
Our centre is God from whom all our actions 
  should spring as from their source."

Sr. Catherine McAuley
Founder of the Mercy Sisters

Source: MA
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