Series 076/12 - Publications of MU Sydney

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AU AU-MTC 076/12


Publications of MU Sydney


  • 1960-2012 (Creation)

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Pamphlets and bound volumes, 2 boxes

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The inaugural meeting took place on 28th October at St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House. Lady Hampden, the wife of the Governor, was the first President. On 16th November 1896, fifteen members were enrolled at a meeting at Government House. The first Annual General Meeting was held in 1898. It was incorporated in August 1996. The governing body of the branch is the Diocesan Council, with the working body the Executive Committee. Departments include Caritas, Deaneries, Education, Hospital visiting, Overseas and Northern Outreach, Prayer and Spirituality, Promotion and Development, Publication, Publicity and Social Responsibility. The Patron is and has been for many years the wife of the Archbishop of Sydney. Past patrons and presidents have been the wives of Governors of NSW.

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Periodical publications: Sydney Diocesan Newsletter (August 1960-February 1991), MU Inform (Nov 1992-Nov 2008), MU Sydney Bridge (Mar 2009-Mar 2010), Mothers Union Prayer Diary (April 2008-Sep 2012). Service books, Book of offices, prayers and hymns, pamphlets and general ephemera. Includes works on the history of MU Sydney and the 50th anniversary of the Hospital Visiting Department 1940-1990

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  • Box: MU Box 14
  • Box: MU Box 15
  • Shelf: B 14