Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre

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Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre

Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre
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Kylie H
Adelaide, Australia72 contributions
Great Display - Very Educational
May 2021
This is a great centre to visit while in Penola while you wait for the wineries to open. It was great to learn about Mary MacKillop and her influence on education in South Australia. Discovering Julian Woods, and the interesting life he lead was a great part of the display also.
Written May 31, 2021
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Craig H
Daw Park, Australia67 contributions
Wonderful story about our first Saint
Nov 2020 • Couples
This is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman and the Priest that supported her, Sister Mary MacKillop and Julian Tennison-Woods. The story is well told and a visit to the school house that Mary taught in is a must. Entry is a small $5 per person which is excellent value.
Written November 12, 2020
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HDStripad
Australia696 contributions
Australian History
Nov 2020
Unmotivated by any religious belief, we visited to learn about the history. We were not disappointed. The exhibitions in the interpretive centre and the schoolhouse are interesting and very well displayed. We came away with profound respect for the energy and dedication of both Mary McKillop and Tenison Woods and especially for Tenison Woods' scholarship and scientific investigation.
Written November 6, 2020
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Fadden2904
Canberra, Australia70 contributions
Saint Mary MacKillop
Nov 2019 • Couples
There is the Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, a replica of the original home and the her first school classroom altogether. There is a $5 entry fee but should not be missed. You do get to ‘walk in her shoes’ for this amazing journey. Sister Mary was obviously a very focussed and strong willed individual who made some amazing changes to the Catholic faith.
Written November 11, 2019
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Tess9559
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
Great history on Australia’s first saint.
Sep 2019 • Couples
We spent a couple of fascinating hours at this centre and surrounds. The old schoolhouse is a wonderful heritage building taking us back in time to early settlement in Penola. Pictures, items and information from Mary MacKillop’s life helped to paint an amazing picture of this dedicated educator of the poor. Information on the inspiring Fr Julian Woods was also a big part of this collection. A trip to Mary MacKillop Park and later Fr Wood’s park on the outskirts of town completed this experience.
Written September 25, 2019
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Jim M
Adelaide, Australia24 contributions
Lovely interpretive centre for two brilliant Australians.
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were greeted by Maureen who was helpful, friendly and passionate about the centre. We found the centre to be very thoughtfully laid out and of course tells the remarkable story of both Mary McKillop and Tennyson Woods.
Written July 21, 2019
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James D
12 contributions
Interesting for Penola history, fauna and flora.
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited on a Saturday afternoon and were guided by volunteers including a grandfather and a teenager. They were very good guides. In addition to the history of Mary McKillop, there is also a display about John Wood, a priest who researched the flora and fauna extensively including the megafauna at Naracoorte. Perhaps a more interesting place for adults than children. The rebuilt hut of the first settler, Alexander Cameron is on display as is the restored school where Mary McKillop taught her pupils.
Written July 8, 2019
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John E
Churchill, Australia70 contributions
Very interesting also check out the museum as it has more on the subject
Apr 2019
Very interesting well presented information about a time in Australia's history where church was still involved in politics. Good story of how good people overcame some really entrenched local attitudes.
Written July 1, 2019
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muja62
Adelaide, Australia68 contributions
Very educational and lovely surrounds
Apr 2019 • Family
The church was absolutely beautiful and the small school was lovely I loved the outlook and the surrounds was very peaceful and a beautiful monument to Mary MacKillop
Written April 23, 2019
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Ngaire B
Essendon, Australia154 contributions
A lovely place to reflect on the life of Mary MacKillop
Apr 2019 • Solo
Penola is well worth stopping at to visit the Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre. The ladies running the centre are welcoming and lovely and there is so much to learn about Mary, her life and how she became a saint. It is also a lovely spot for quiet reflection.
Written April 6, 2019
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