Katherine Mary CLUTTERBUCK
Also known as: Sister Kate
Died: 31 July 1946Special Achievements:
1 January 1934 - Appointed Order of the British Empire (Member of the Civil Division), for her services to disadvantaged children.Additional Information:
Pioneer Anglican nun who commenced a cottage home system for children in Western Australia.
1883 - Joined the Kilburn Sisters.
1883-1900 - Worked in London soup kitchens and homeless shelters.
December 1901 - She and her colleague Sister Sarah arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia with twenty-two English orphans.
end of 1902 - They “bought a 20-acre (8 ha) property at Parkerville in the Darling Ranges.”
1905 – "They were fostering forty-five children.”
1911 - One hundred (100) “children lived in the Parkerville Homes.”
1933 - Eight hundred (800) children lived in the Homes.
1933 - Retired from Parkerville Homes.
After retirement from the Homes, she created in Queen’s Park a home for aboriginal children.
1945 – “Over 150 children had been sent to her and the commissioner for native affairs wrote in his annual report: 'There is no more deserving home in the State'.”
Image - Sister Kate
Description: Katherine Clutterbuck ('Sister Kate') Source: The West Australian, 15? December 2006. Liftout: "Western Australia's 100 Most Influential People" Date: Author: This file has no author information, and may be lacking other information. Permission: This image was created in Australia and is now classified as being in the public domain because its term of copyright has now expired.
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