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SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

9 Barker Street | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
08 9192 3950
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Ranked #7 of 26 Attractions in Broome
Type: Specialty Museums
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Even if not that interested in history you must visit when in Broome. We had an amazing guide called Aggie,(one of the so called stolen generation, who was so grateful to the nuns) the stories she had to tell had us engrossed as well as amused! Well worth a few hours to visit

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Allow plenty of time to immerse yourself in this comprehensive exhibition. There are great volunteer guides who are able to impart there personal experiences and explain the extensive and enlightening photographic history of the work of the nuns. There are several interactive computer screens - well worth viewing as they give so much interesting information in the form of letters... More

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Hobart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A truly small and fascinating museum focusing on photographs of half-caste children whom the Catholic nuns educated and nurtured. The guide was a volunteer who was herself raised in their care. Easy to walk to from town.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This exhibition is fantastic especially for those looking for knowledge about the Kimberley. It covers time from 1907 when the first nuns arrived in Beagle Bay to look after children who had been removed from their families due to the governments new policy. How they managed to survive in the heat and dust and flies in their heavy habits with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is an exhibition which follows outlines the amazing work of the St John of God sisters since arriving in Beagle Bay north of Broome in 1907. The history plots the selfless work in the Kimberly in health care, education, orphanages and a leprosarium. It is an incredible exhibition of the indigenous history in north west Australia.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

'Relationships Exhibition at the Old Convent' - This exhibition of early 20th century missionary work in the Kimberley's is a must. You won't believe the hardships that were endured to bring healthcare and education to this remote area. How little we know about our history in Australia. Thank you to all the people involved in putting this historic & enlightening... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A fascinating look at the history of religious orders in and around Broome. Leave yourself loads of time to explore each room and discover how, when and why they came, what they achieved, what went wrong and the challenges faced by the women who came from the other side of the world to work with the indigenous people of north... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I love the rich history of this place. It's interesting to see how those nuns have sacrificed their own lives in order to help others who needed their help.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This place has so much history you really need to take your time and also ask questions from the lovely volunteers here. It really is extensive and very interesting.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is an amazing exhibition into the social history of Broome and the region. It provides a remarkable insight into the life and times of the nuns and locals of early Broome in the harsh and mostly unforgiving environment. Apart from the exhibition, the centre is set in lovely grounds and provides a nice break from the heat of the... More

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