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Western Australia - Organisation

Oblates of Mary Immaculate (1894 - )

Care Provider, Catholic and Religious Order
Alternative Names
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (also known as)

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate is a Catholic male religious order. They arrived in Western Australia in 1894, taking charge of Fremantle Parish. From 1897 until 1922 they ran St Kevin's Industrial School.


From 1966, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate also ran Mazenod College, 55 Gladys Road, Lesmurdie. According to its website, in 1967, Mazenod became a boarding school. In the 1970s, at least one young person was placed at Mazenod by child welfare authorities.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: State Records Office of Western Australia, Wards - Director's Approval to Transfer from one Institution to Another and Amend Training, Reference Code AU WA S1099- cons2607 A0191 V4 (p.435) - page numbers refer to PDF page number in digital file held by the Department of Communities (Child Protection and Family Support) in 2017.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser