Date: 18/05/2024
  • South Australia

Born into a struggling, dysfunctional family, a young woman held onto her dream of making a difference in her class-conscious colonial world, until she was freed of her heavy family responsibilities.

Then came even greater challenges! Still she soldiered on!

Mary MacKillop’s story and legacy show us that it is possible to rise above the ‘nasties’ that life can throw at us, and retain our sanity – and our sense of humour!

This presentation is an official 2024 South Australia’s History Festival event. It will be followed by refreshments and an optional, guided tour of Mary MacKillop Museum.