Repeat performance: Mary MacKillop Museum wins prestigious award!

For the second year running, Adelaide’s Mary MacKillop Museum has won a prestigious award!

Located in the historic Mary MacKillop Precinct, situated on the land where Mary lived for 11 years during the early, tumultuous years of the fledgling Josephite Congregation, the Museum was pronounced the winner of the 2023 Best Arts and Culture/Entertainment Experience  in the annual Eastside Business Awards. It was also named as the inaugural winner in this new category in 2022.

The Eastside Business awards recognise and celebrate businesses in the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, giving customers, business owners and employees the opportunity to  nominate and vote for their favourite business across 11 cetegories.

In his address leading up to the announcement of the 2023 awards, Mayor Robert Bria said:  “The awards have an important role to play in the local community … [they] are a constant reminder that the Council respects and values the important role that  businesses have in providing jobs and livelihoods within our City, and the critical role they play in helping to build a sense of community.

Director of  Mary MacKillop Precinct, Josephite Sister Mary Ryan,  said that the award belongs to everyone involved with the museum, particularly the Sisters and large band of volunteers who continue to bring Mary MacKillop’s story and legacy to life.  “A big thanks to all of you!  This award belongs to everyone of us – and Mary MacKillop too, of course!”

Mary Ryan rsj pictured with Mayor, Robert Bria and Andrea Michaels,  SA  Minister for Small Businesses

Mary Ryan rsj with Mary MacKillop Precinct Advisory Board Members Paul Murphy and Michele McCormack (chairperson)

The 2022 and 2023 Awards in pride of place back ‘home’ in Mary MacKillop Museum
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