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Mercy Family Centre, Waitara (1994 - 2001)

Catholic, Home and Temporary Care

The Mercy Family Centre was incorporated in 1994. It was formerly the Mercy Family Life Centre, and was built on the grounds of the former Our Lady of Mercy Home at Waitara by the Sisters of Mercy. Its services included emergency accommodation, educational services to families and child care services. In 2001 the Mercy Family Centre was converted to an aged care home.


In 2001 the Sisters of Mercy felt they were no longer able to provide the Mercy Family Centre's services. The service was moved to new premises in Hornsby and taken over by Centacare Broken Bay. The Mercy Family Centre was then converted to an aged care facility.


1994 - 2001
Location - Mercy Family Centre was situated at McAuley Place, Waitara. Location: Waitara


 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

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Sources used to compile this entry: Email correspondence with Sister Miriam Grech, Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney Congregation, 17 October 2012.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry