June - Dr James Alipius Goold, first Catholic Bishop of Melbourne visits the Sisters of Mercy Baggot Street convent in Dublin to request a community of sisters for Geelong.

July 13 - Permission granted, he confirms that Mother Xavier Maguire and five other sisters will be coming to establish a mission in Geelong.

September 5 - Mother Xavier , Sister Gabriel Sherlock, Sister Margaret Mulally, Sister Regis Manly, Sister Rose Lynch and novice Aloysius Ryan board the Ocean Chief at Liverpool bound for Melbourne.

November 28 - Mother Maguire and Sisters arrive in Melbourne and are met by Reverend Mother Ursula Frayne, Superior of the first Victorian Convent of Mercy in Fitzroy.

December 3 - The group of Sisters arrive in Geelong. Finding nothing prepared for their arrival, the sisters stayed at St Augustine's Orphanage at Newtown (now St Joseph's College).

Dr James Alipius Goold
Dr James Alipius Goold

St Augustine's Orphanage, Newtown 1892
St Augustine's Orphanage, Newtown 1892

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