Heritage Walk Officially Opened!
25 July 2016 | General Interest
'A Tribute to Pioneering Josephite Educators' Heritage Walk Opening
'A Tribute to Pioneering Josephite Educators' Heritage Walk was officially opened at Mary MacKillop Place on Thursday 21 July.
Professor Marea Nicholson (Associate Vice-Chancellor of Australian Catholic University NSW/ACT) opened this permanent exhibition.
Edwina Huntley (Museum Curator), spoke of the featured Sisters of St Joseph and their contribution to education,
“The opening of this Heritage Walkway is a companion to the exhibition that was launched in March this year ‘The Sisters of St Joseph Educational Endeavours at Mount Street North Sydney’. The goal was to highlight the little known chain of events in the development of this site as a teacher training centre made possible through the leadership of religious and lay men and women who showed great resilience and adaptability over the decades …embracing new government educational reforms within Australia.
I am looking forward to developing the museums visitor experience with this additional walkway and hopefully encouraging a greater sense of pride and ownership of our shared heritage. This is my gaol [as the curator of the Sisters of St Joseph Collection] to bring to life aspects of our history and to inspire a renewed interest in conserving our past”.