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.

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: