Mothers' Union in Australia

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Mothers' Union in Australia

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • MU Australia

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1892-

History

The Mothers' Union was founded in 1876 in England by Mary Sumner, a vicar's wife who organised a group of mothers to help each other in their responsibilities as wives and mothers, and understand the significance of the sacrament of baptism and the teaching of faith to their children. It became a diocesan organization in 1885 within the diocese of Winchester, and quickly spread overseas. It was the first women's organisation to be granted a Royal Charter in 1926. The Mothers' Union in Australia was first formed in 1892 by Mrs L'Oste, wife of the Rector of Christ Church, Cullenswood, Tasmania. Diocesan branches in Sydney and Melbourne were set up in 1896. Australia was the first overseas province to be granted autonomy on 27th November 1974. The Patron is Her Majesty the Queen, and the Patron in Chief is the Governor-General.The Mothers' Union in Australia is governed by the Australian Council which meets once every eighteen months, and consists of the Executive Council, the Diocesan Presidents and Life Vice Presidents. The Executive Council is the working body and meets annually. The Mothers' Union publishes Mia Mia magazine, previously known as Mothers in Australia and then Mothers in Australia and New Zealand. The departments include Caritas, Promotion & Development, Education, Mia Mia, Overseas and Northern Outreach, Prayer and Spirituality, Publication and Social Responsibility.

Places

Cullenswood, Tasmania; Sydney, NSW; Melbourne, Vic.

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Consitution 1977

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Mothers' Union in Australia - Diocese of Sydney (1896-)

Identifier of the related entity

076

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Mothers' Union in Australia - Diocese of Sydney

is a member of

Mothers' Union in Australia

Dates of the relationship

1896-

Description of relationship

Related entity

Mothers' Union in Australia Council (1925-)

Identifier of the related entity

074

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Mothers' Union in Australia Council

is controlled by

Mothers' Union in Australia

Dates of the relationship

1925-

Description of relationship

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Subject access points

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

073

Institution identifier

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Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

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