Who we are

Archives and Heritage Centre

The Archives and Heritage team manages the archival and heritage collections of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea. This includes the collections of the former Sisters of Mercy congregations of Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Grafton, Singleton, Gunnedah, Wilcannia-Forbes, Bathurst, Goulburn, Ballarat East, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, West Perth and Papua New Guinea.

Our Mission

ISMAPNG Archives and Heritage is committed to acquiring, documenting and preserving the archival and heritage collections of the Institute so that the story of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea will continue to inform and inspire the continuing Mercy mission into the future.

The Collection

Records and objects have been selected for retention and preservation due to their administrative and historical significance and provide evidence of congregational activities, religious life and ministries from 1846 to the present day.

Our rich and diverse collection includes archival records, photographs, audiovisual material, building plans, publications, textiles, small heritage objects, furniture and artworks.


Contact

Due to a scheduled relocation of all the Archives and Heritage collections of the Institute, the ISMAPNG Archives is currently closed to all external inquiries, for example, family history enquiries. We will reopen in March 2020 and we invite you to contact us again at that time.

We continue to welcome enquiries from care leavers for their own personal records of time in care and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

ISMAPNG Archives and Heritage – Sydney
PO Box 284
Petersham NSW 2049
Email:ismapngarchives@ismapng.org.au