Frayne, Ursula (1817-1885)

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Frayne, Clara (1816-1885)
Frayne, Clara (1817-1885)
Frayne, Clara Mary (1816-1885)
Frayne, Clara Mary (1817-1885)
Frayne, ClaraUrsula, Mother (1817-1885)
Frayne, Mary Ursula (1817-1885)
Frayne, Mother Ursula (1816-1885)
Frayne, Mother Ursula (1817-1885)
Frayne, Ursula (1816-1885)
Ursula, Mother (1816-1885)
Ursula, Mother (1817-1885)
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Mother Superior; Religious Leader; Religious Sister; Educator
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Ursula Frayne (1816-1885), mother superior, was born on 5 October 1816 in Dublin, Ireland, daughter of Robert Frayne, a prosperous businessman, and his wife Bridget. In 1834 she entered the Institute of...

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In 1845, Ursula Frayne, along with five other Sisters of Mercy and one postulant, sailed for Western Australia with the goal, among other things, of establishing the first Mercy school in Australia. This they did on 2 February, 1846, with planks, bricks and packing cases as furniture. Instead of the 4,000 children they were promised when they left Ireland, only one child turned up for school on the day it opened. By August, however, enrolments stood at 100. In 1849 she opened the first secondary school in Western Australia, a 'select' fee-paying school catering for an almost exclusively non-Catholic clientele. Its success determined the pattern of future Mercy expansion, which was to establish, almost simultaneously and often within the same building, three separate schools: a 'select' fee-paying school, a primary school and an infants' school. By 1856 the schools of the Sisters of Mercy in Western Australia were flourishing. Her reputation as an educator spread to other colonies and in 1857 she accepted an invitation from Bishop James Gould to found a school in Victoria. There she established the Sisters of Mercy as the first teaching nuns in Victoria. She oversaw the development of a boarding and day school for girls, together with two primary schools and a domestic training school for orphans. She founded the St Vincent de Paul's Orphanage at South Melbourne and managed it until the Christian Brothers took over the boys' section, leaving the girls under the care of her Sisters. She established a country foundation at Kilmore in 1875.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Frayne, Mother Ursula
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Ursula Frayne: a biography
    Killerby, Catherine Kovesi
    [South Fremantle, W.A.]
    Published: University of Notre Dame Australia
  3. Frayne, Ursula (1816-1885)
    Palmer, Imelda
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  4. Picture of Ursula Frame

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  1. Ursula Frayne : a biography / Catherine Kovesi Killerby
    Killerby, Catherine Kovesi, 1963-
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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  2. The story of Ursula Frayne : a woman of mercy / Anne Walsh
    Walsh, Anne, 1955-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
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  3. Ursula Frayne : a woman of mercy : themes and resources / Anne Walsh
    Walsh, Anne, 1955-
    [ Book : 1996 ]
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  4. Pioneers of education in Western Australia / Laadan Fletcher, editor
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    [ Book : 1982 ]
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  5. The story of Ursula Frayne : a woman of mercy : extension activities / Anne Walsh
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    [ Book : 1997 ]
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  6. Ursula Frayne : a woman of mercy / written, produced and directed by Adele Howard ; produced by Fraynework Productions
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    [ Video : 1996 ]
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