Mount Carmel Convent

Wynnum

Mt Carmel Convent, home to the Sisters of Mercy, was designed by RS Dods prestigious architectural firm and constructed in 1915 as yet another real estate coup for Archbishop Duhig.

The perceived need for a convent here sprung from the area as a new and popular seaside resort and in the early 20th century the Sisters of Mercy taught local school children in the lead up to a public school being established, although it retains a small number of pupils today as part of the Guardian Angels primary school.

Today it is notable for retaining the classic intact lay-out of a convent of the time – featuring a dining hall, chapel, reception hall and sleeping cells.

A small contingent of Sisters of Mercy still use the main convent residence as a seaside holiday retreat.

Mount Carmel Convent

195 Bay Tce

Wynnum

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195 Bay Tce Wynnum

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