Nation Builders

The Nation Builder of the week is Mary MacKillop.

Mary MacKillop was born in 1842 and died in 1909, she was born in Fitzroy Melbourne and was the oldest of eight children. Mary always cared for the people who had no one to look after them, and the people who were poor and walked along the streets. In March 1886 (which is now known as St.Joseph’s Day) she opened a school for those who couldn’t afford to go to school with a man named Father Julian Tension Woods. In Adelaide, she also opened an orphanage for women who had nowhere to live, an orphanage for children who had no one to look after them and a house where poor people could come and stay. 

If you want to find out more about Mary MacKillop here’s a website:

http://www.sosj.org.au/who-we-are/index.cfm?loadref=105

 

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