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Queensland - Organisation
Sisters of Mercy (1861 - )
- Care Provider, Catholic and Religious Order
- Alternative Names
The Order of the Sisters of Mercy was established in Queensland in 1861, when Mother Mary Vincent Whitty and a small group of other Sisters of Mercy accompanied Bishop James Quinn to the colony of Queensland. The Sisters of Mercy established schools, hospitals and a home for unmarried mothers. They operated a number of out-of-home care facilities for children during the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century.
- Mary Christina, Sister, The quality of mercy: the story of the Sisters of Mercy in central Queensland, Catholic Leader Press, Brisbane, 1964, 178 pp. Details
- Mary Xaverius, Sister, Beyond our dreams: a century of mercy in Queensland, Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1961, 345 pp. Details
- Williams, Garnett B., Nightmare at Neerkol, Garnett Williams, Southtown, Toowoomba, 2004, 126 pp. Details
- Children's Commission of Queensland, A preliminary report on allegations of abuse of former residents of St. Joseph's Orphanage at Neerkol, Rockhampton, in the 1940's, 50's and 60's, Brisbane, 1998, 81 pp. Details
- Mercy Family Services: Our Origins and Traditions, http://www.mercyfamilyservices.org.au/. Details
- O'Donoghue, Eileen M., 'Whitty, Ellen (1819-1892)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, 2012, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/whitty-ellen-4845. Details
Sources used to compile this entry: Mary Christina, Sister, The quality of mercy: the story of the Sisters of Mercy in central Queensland, Catholic Leader Press, Brisbane, 1964, 178 pp.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 14 June 2011, Last modified: 16 July 2018