Mary MacKillop became Australia's first Saint in 2010. Her remarkable story is documented at the Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre. The Centre's CEO Garry McLean discusses the challanges she encountered and why she should be considered a hero for Australians of all faiths.
The 19th century award-winning building was one of the first American-style architectural constructs to be built in Victoria.
In 1871 the Australian Natives' Association (ANA) was established in Melbourne as a mutual society, with membership restricted to white, Australian-born men.