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After collecting some brochures from the Broome visitor centre we were advised pay a visit to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kevinjessen
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Shepparton, Australia
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Very accessible

Thank you Eileen & your team of volunteers, also grounds people who keep this treasure trove... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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The AWARD WINNING BROOME HERITAGE CENTRE’S Relationships Exhibition and Old Convent building have officially closed for the 2018 season for re-curation maintenance, however the garden is still open to visitors. When open again on 5 February 2019 the...more
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All reviews st john stolen generation amazing exhibition fascinating insight two hours story boards local communities catholic church wonderful display australian history early history peaceful place eye opener wealth of information kimberley region sisters nuns
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After collecting some brochures from the Broome visitor centre we were advised pay a visit to the heritage centre. At first I was a little skeptical but once we arrived I was blown away by the experience. The history, the photographs and the wealth of...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you Eileen & your team of volunteers, also grounds people who keep this treasure trove immaculate & welcoming. It is a feast of photos, videos and information about early work with Indigenous children, Asian & European locals.It was work in such harsh conditions which...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

The work of the Sisters continues to this day but in a different format. Their values of love and welcome, peace and harmony, empowerment, healing and dedication remain strong and very much alive and well here at the Heritage Centre Broome through the work of...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This place tells an incredible untold story of the missionaries that came to support the peoples of Broome. It is well setup, fascinating history& a great way to spend a few hours out of the heat in the middle of the day in Broome. Volunteer...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

The Kimberley’s history has often been described as ‘untold’ so the Heritage Centre volunteers and staff work hard to change that perception. The stories where the selflessness and compassion of a people and community that pulled together to make things better remains an inspiration today....More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Definitely a hidden gem of Broome ... nearly didn’t make a visit to the old convent but certainly glad that we did. A Beautiful display of the history around the arrival of the Sisters of the St John of God and the amazing dedication &...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

We are so glad you did make it! Yes, they were then and remain now, totally dedicated. As a gift to the people of the Kimberley and the Australian public, the Heritage Centre Broome remains open, due in no small measure, to the 100% ownership...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

The museum was a place that we thought we could see in about an hour. Wrong ! This museum had so many interesting things within it. It gave a fascinating insight into the commitment of a group of wonderful women to give service to those...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

In 2007 the Kimberley people requested that this site, the 1908 Foundation Hut in the garden and the 1926 'Old Convent' owned by Sisters and already on the WA register of heritage places, become a dedicated site for the telling of stories to teach the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

The special events held during Festival week with tours by local ladies were brilliant. Really a most well presented museum of Reconciliation, and we can only give thanks for the wonderful Irish nuns who made it all possible. This establishment, which consists of well maintained...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

'FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT’! Now, that IS a big call! Not only was the week very exciting but also the good will generated between the visitors, locals, volunteers, sisters and staff was palpable! Thank you very much, fCCleChat, from all of us.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing exhibition and presentation of life in the early 1908 for the St John of God Nuns. This is so worth knowing about as part of Australia’s history. Don’t ever stop spreading such valuable information.

Thank Kathy N
Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

We won’t stop! The excitement of telling this history never seems to diminish. Thank you Kathy.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were fortunate enough to strike the 50 minute documentary film with some original film and some re-enactment. The evidence on the history from 1907 provokes questions. They ask a $5 donation. Well worth your time and money. Run by volunteers and not supported by...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear yneverknow, The Heritage Centre seeks to create a safe space that provokes stimulating conversation and discussion on the many difficult issues which impact us all. Thank you so much for your recommendation and comments.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The SSJG Heritage Centre is an amazing collection of photos and information which is interesting, informative and comprehensive. It tells of the relationships of the sisters and the communities they have served over the past 100 years - a fascinating insight into the uniquely multicultural...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear Kevanne, Thank you very much for your kind comments and excellent recommendation to others. We are thrilled that you were able to visit during Matsuri and participate in our special programmes during this time.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Made all the better for volunteers commenting on photos and personal experience. Thank you so much for your time and interest. Fascinating documentation and pictorial story. Loved it all, including the garden of peace, the pomegranate tree & the 2 huge mango trees. Congratulations on...More

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Administration B, Photographic Collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear Nonapama, The excellent Heritage Centre volunteers value your comments and appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are thrilled that you 'loved it all'! Thanks to a recent and generous bequest the garden area has just had a fantastic makeover. Come and...More

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