Photograph 8275318
We want to work among migrants, helping young families to settle down in Australia, and caring for the lonely and sick and old said active 80 year old nun, Sister Romana Toplak. She arrived with four other sisters in April 1966. They are the first nuns to represent the Order of "The Immaculate Conception" in Australia. Very soon the nuns will open a kindergarten in a Melbourne suburb. To pay off the debts of their house they are giving music lessons and language tuition. Sister Romana hopes to encourage nuns from Germany and Austria so that the social work among migrants can be continued and developed throughout Australia. Sister Romana Toplak, seated, and her four sisters nuns in their Melbourne child care centre.

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A12111, 1/1967/9/2
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