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New South Wales - Organisation

Sisters of Mercy, Parramatta Congregation (1888 - )

Care Provider, Catholic, Records Access Service and Religious Order
Alternative Names
  • Mercy Sisters
  • Parramatta Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy Parramatta are an order of Catholic nuns who were responsible for the administration of St Brigid's Girls' Home, Ryde, 1898-1978 and St Michael's Home, Baulkham Hills, 1902-83. The Sisters of Mercy ran also ran St Michael's Family Centre, on the site of the old children's home. In 2012 they announced plans for its closure.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Institute of Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea: History, Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea,; 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,

Prepared by: Naomi Parry