First Australian saint commemorated on coin

The Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, Senator Nick Sherry will unveil a new coin design which features Blessed Mary MacKillop on Tuesday 8 July 2008 at 11:00am.

The new design is for the first coin in the Inspirational Australians coin series released by the Royal Australian Mint. This is the official launch of the new coin and an opportunity for members of the public to view the first coin design in the series.

Minister Sherry will be joined by Janine Murphy, CEO and Vladimir Gottwald coin designer from the Royal Australian Mint and Sister Sheila McCreanor, Secretary General of the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of St Joseph.

Media opportunity

  • Photos/ video footage of the unveiling of the coin design;
  • Photos/ video footage of the new Mary MacKillop coin design;
  • Interviews with:
    • Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law
    • Janine Murphy, CEO Royal Australian Mint
    • Vladimir Gottwald, coin designer Royal Australian Mint
    • Sheila McCreanor Secretary General of the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of St Joseph.

 

Where:
Mary MacKillop Place
School House
7 Mount Street
North Sydney, Sydney
Time: Tuesday 8 July 2008, 10:45am for 11:00am

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Mary MacKillop invitationMary MacKillop invitation (PDF 897kB)