Birth Site

The birth site of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop is located in the grounds of 7 Brunswick Street Fitzroy opposite Australian Catholic University and just a couple of blocks from Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre.

Image Courtesy: MMHC Archives.
Image Courtesy: MMHC Archives.

Mary MacKillop was born on this site in Marino Cottage on January 15th 1842. The place where the cottage stood is marked with a raised garden bed and has a bronze brass relief of Mary’s face in one corner.

The beautifully landscaped grounds are open to the public Monday to Friday from 10.00am – 4.00pm and provide a beautiful environment for quiet prayer and reflection.

How to get there from Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre: