Mother M Xavier Flood – An Educationalist

Mother M. Xavier Flood (Marianne) was born in Ireland in 1851 and joined the Convent of Mercy, Ballyjamesduff, Ireland.  She travelled to Australia while still a novice in 1872, as one of the foundation members in Warrnambool assisting in the establishment of St...

Margaret McIver – Australian Olympian

Margaret Elizabeth McIver, Australia’s first Olympic dressage rider, passed away on 21 July 2020. She was 86 years old.  Born Margaret Elizabeth Young on the 7th August 1933. “This morning we lost a special mother, grandmother, friend, coach, supporter,...

Lisa Hayden – Cancer Campaigner

In a moving and dignified service, Ballarat’s Lisa Mary Hayden was farewelled at an overflowing St Patrick’s Cathedral after her death on the 20th November 2019 aged 52.  Lisa battled breast cancer for a period of 15 years. Ms Hayden, who worked to raise money and...