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Mercy Family Life Centre, Waitara (1977 - 1994)

From
1977
To
1994
Categories
Catholic, Home and Records Holder

The Mercy Family Life Centre Waitara was previously known as Our Lady of Mercy Home and was run by the Sisters of Mercy. It was built in a part of the grounds of the old Waitara Orphanage (Our Lady of Mercy) in 1977. In 1994, it was incorporated and became the Mercy Family Centre.

Details

Mercy Family Life Centre was a Catholic welfare programme that evolved as a three stage project: counselling, welfare, emergency accommodation, educational services to families, child care services and aged care services.

Location

1977 - 1994
Location - Mercy Family Life Centre was situated at McAuley Place, Waitara. Location: Waitara

Timeline

 1898 - 1927 Waitara Foundling Home
       c. 1928 - 1977 Our Lady of Mercy Home, Waitara
             1977 - 1994 Mercy Family Life Centre, Waitara
                   1994 - 2001 Mercy Family Centre, Waitara

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

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

Online Resources

Photos

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

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Looking Back: A foundling home at Waitara, Mercy Family Centre Annual Report, Mercy Family Centre, 1984, 4-8 pp; 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; Email correspondence with Sister Miriam Grech, Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation, 17 October 2012.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry