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St Vincent de Paul Society (c. 1887 - )

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c. 1887
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Care Provider and Catholic
Website
https://www.vinnies.org.au/

The St Vincent de Paul Society was prominent in the child rescue activities of the Catholic Church in Victoria from the 1880s. Charles Grondona was a prominent Melbourne lay person involved with the Society, including its administration of St Joseph's Home for Destitute Children.

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The first Australian conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society met in Melbourne at St Francis' Church on 5 March 1854. The first president was Fr Gerald Ward.

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill