Mary MacKillop Place
Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
On the shore of Lavender Bay, this is one of Sydney's hidden treasures. The public garden was created by artist Brett Whiteley's widow...
Offers exhilarating morning tours around the Harbour Bridge, Lavender Bay, Balmain and Birchgrove.
An instructor will send you barrelling across the Harbour Bridge with lessons, quality in-line skates and protective gear.
The transformation of this slate-roofed sandstone schoolhouse (1878) into a pumping bar has left it largely unchanged. In fact, apart...
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Mary MacKillop Place information
This museum tells the life story of St Mary of the Cross (aka Mary MacKillop), Australia’s only Catholic saint. Born in Melbourne in 1842, she was a dedicated and outspoken educator, and a pioneer who prevailed over conservative hierarchical ideals, despite being excommunicated for six months. You’ll find her tomb inside the chapel.
The museum has interesting interactive displays and a kookily whimsical Nuns on the Run automaton, proving that the Josephites (the order that MacKillop founded) have a sense of humour.