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New South Wales - Organisation

Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation (1865 - )

From
1865
Categories
Care Provider, Catholic and Religious Order
Alternative Names
  • Mercy Sisters
  • North Sydney Sisters of Mercy
Website
http://www.nsmercy.org.au

The Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation, is a Catholic order of nuns established in Sydney 1865. They were responsible for the administration of St Carthage's College for Young Ladies (1907-1931), St Catherine's Home, Brooklyn (1931-1990) and Waitara Foundling Home (later known as Our Lady of Mercy Home from 1898 to 1977. It also ran Mercy Family Life Centre and Mercy Family Centre.

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The North Sydney Sisters of Mercy joined the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy Australia in 1981. They did not join the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy Australia and Papua New Guinea when it formed in 2011, but remain an independent congregation, as Women of Mercy.

Publications

Newspaper Articles

  • 'St Catherine's Home at Brooklyn Closes', Catholic Weekly, 5 September 1990. Details

Reports

  • Looking Back: A foundling home at Waitara, Mercy Family Centre Annual Report, Mercy Family Centre, 1984, 4-8 pp. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Front of Home [Waitara and Our Lady of Mercy]
Title
Front of Home [Waitara and Our Lady of Mercy]
Type
Image
Date
1950s - 1960s
Source
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation

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Sister Anne O'Brien with pupils, St Catherine's Brooklyn
Title
Sister Anne O'Brien with pupils, St Catherine's Brooklyn
Type
Image
Date
1960 - c. 1970
Source
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation

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Classroom on the premises, St Catherine's Brooklyn
Title
Classroom on the premises, St Catherine's Brooklyn
Type
Image
Date
1967
Source
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation

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Lunch in the fresh air, St Catherine's Brooklyn
Title
Lunch in the fresh air, St Catherine's Brooklyn
Type
Image
Date
1969
Source
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation

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'Fun in the sun', St Catherine's Brooklyn
Title
'Fun in the sun', St Catherine's Brooklyn
Type
Image
Date
1969
Source
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation

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Title
"Looking Back: A foundling home at Waitara"
Type
Document
Date
1984
Source
Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation

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St Catherine's Home, Brooklyn
Title
St Catherine's Home, Brooklyn
Type
Document
Date
12 April 2012
Source
Supplied by Miriam Grech, Sisters of Mercy North Sydney

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'History', in The Mater, Mater Hospital, c 2012, https://web.archive.org/web/20130502172545/http://www.materhospital.com.au/culture/history; 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.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry