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Addresses

At 22 Morris Street, Wooloowin, Queensland 4030; At 60 Bridge Street, Wooloowin, Queensland 4030

Type of place

Residence (group), Institutional / group housing

Period

Federation 1890-1914

Style

Composite

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Sisters of Mercy Convent

Sisters of Mercy Convent

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Addresses

At 22 Morris Street, Wooloowin, Queensland 4030; At 60 Bridge Street, Wooloowin, Queensland 4030

Type of place

Residence (group), Institutional / group housing

Period

Federation 1890-1914

Style

Composite

The Holy Cross Convent was constructed for the Sisters of Mercy in 1912 to a design by the architectural firm of Hall & Dods. It was built by Edward Duhig, brother of Archbishop Duhig. The convent was built as a residence for the Sisters who until that time had shared accommodation with residents of the home for ‘endangered women’ which they ran in nearby Chalk Street. The convent remains a residence for elderly Sisters of Mercy.

Lot plan

L1_SP291387; L2_SP291387

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Masonry

People/associations

Edward Duhig (Builder);
Hall and Dods (Architect)

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Lot plan

L1_SP291387; L2_SP291387

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Masonry

People/associations

Edward Duhig (Builder);
Hall and Dods (Architect)

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

References

  1. Brisbane City Council Heritage Unit Files

  2. O'Leary, Rev J. 1919, Catholic Progress: Archdiocese of Brisbane 1912-1919,J. O'Leary, St James' Presbytery, Coorparoo

  3. Royle, M., Northern Suburbs Heritage Tour, Brisbane History Group, 1993


Information prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised August 2021)

Federation 1890-1914
Composite
Residence (group)
Institutional / group housing
At 22 Morris Street, Wooloowin, Queensland 4030
At 22 Morris Street, Wooloowin, Queensland 4030 L1_SP291387; L2_SP291387