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Mary MacKillop (Saint Mary of the Cross): Home

This guide provides references to articles in newspapers and periodicals and other material available within the State Library with reference to key external resources.


Mother Mary MacKillop B23825Mary MacKillop lived most of her life in South Australia, helping to establish the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

This guide comprises recommended websites and articles from published and unpublished sources, such as books, pamphlets, periodical articles, newspaper articles, parliamentary publications, theses, archival material, oral histories, pictorial images, films and other audiovisual material held in the State Library and online. Also included is brief information regarding Father Julian Tenison Woods.

 For a short biography, read the Australian dictionary of biography entry.

Mary MacKillop became Australia's first saint on 17 October, 2010 when Canonised in Rome. Read more about the process.

She is now also known as Saint Mary of the Cross.