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A young Mary MacKillop dreamed of making a difference (Trustees of the Sisters of Saint Joseph)

Mary MacKillop: Aussie Pioneer and Changemaker

Peter Cahalan, inaugural History Trust CEO, will discuss Mary MacKillop (1842-1909), the national changemaker whose work as a pioneering educator and social reformer changed the lives of countless Australians. From Penola (1866) her outreach grew exponentially as courageous young women joined her in Adelaide from mid-1867, spreading their work across South Australia and into the other Australian colonies and New Zealand. Mary’s story continues to touch hearts, her legacy lives on! Following his talk, Peter will be joined by Mary MacKillop Museum Director, Mary Ryan RSJ, for a Q&A and guided tour of the museum.

Presented by Mary MacKillop Precinct Kensington


Sun 16 May, 2-4pm


Start at Bethany Centre, Mary MacKIllop Precinct, 4 High St, Kensington


Adult: $10.00


Mary Ryan or Grace Beaumont, 8130 5910,


Family Friendly Companion Card accepted Wheelchair Access Full Toilet Facilities

Event capacity: 60


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