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New South Wales - Organisation

Sisters of Mercy, Goulburn Congregation (1859 - 2011)

From
1859
To
12 December 2011
Categories
Care Provider, Catholic and Religious Order
Alternative Names
  • Goulburn Sisters of Mercy
  • Mercy Sisters

The Sisters of Mercy, Goulburn Congregation started in 1859, with the arrival of Mother Ignatius Murphy and a team of sisters. They moved into their convent in 1863. The Goulburn Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy was created in 1907, with the amalgamation of the Goulburn foundation (1859) with those in Albury (1868) and Yass (1875). The Sisters of Mercy were responsible for the administration of several children's homes owned by the Catholic Diocese of Goulburn including St Joseph's Orphanage, 1864-1975 and St John's Home, Goulburn, 1905-1975 which amalgamated into St John's Home, Auburn Street in 1975. On 12 December 2011 this congregation became part of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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 1859 - 2011 Sisters of Mercy, Goulburn Congregation
       2011 - Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea

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Sources used to compile this entry: Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia, 2011, http://institute.mercy.org.au/; Institute of Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea: History, Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, https://mercy.org.au/stories/beginning-with-catherine-mcauley/; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf; Yates, Ellen, 'Foundresses of the Sisters of Mercy Goulburn', in Mercy International Association: Heritage, Mercy International Association, 2010, https://www.mercyworld.org/catherine/mercy-foundresses/foundresses-of-the-sisters-of-mercy-goulburn/; Yates, Ellen, 'Mother Paul Fielding', in Mercy International Association: Heritage, Mercy International Association, 2010, https://www.mercyworld.org/catherine/mercy-foundresses/mother-paul-fielding/.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry