100 Years Of Yarns Challenge

Do you have an MSB story? We are throwing open the recording studio and inviting all past and present members of the MSB Family to help us get as many stories as possible to fill every decade of our history.

Simply use the app over on the left of this screen to either record your voice or write your story and then send it to us by clicking on submit. Selected stories will be added below, creating a library of written stories and recorded podcasts, spanning our 10 decades of history.

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Click play above (Sisters of Mercy gathered in the MSB Chapel) to view a special video message recorded by Sr. Irene Masterson (Sr. Mary John) on behalf of all the sisters. The last Sisters living in the MSB convent relocated to Cairns in late 2018 - almost 110 years of Mercy ministry in Herberton.

Scroll below to read / listen to stories and memories from past students/staff across the decades of MSB.

Stories and Memories from past & present students & staff

1920s & 1930s
Multi-Decade / General Stories
Ronnie Crimmins
(nee: MacDonald)
1921-1922
Kathleen Austin
(nee: Sperring)
1929-1937
Jo
Bloggs
(nee: Smith)
1935-1939
Memories:
Concert Hall
1950s - 1990s
The War Years
Sr. M. Mercy
1940s
1940s
1950s
Sr. M. Mercy
The War Years
1940s
Adele Martin
(nee: Urgate)
1937-1941
Joy Currie
Poem to the Nuns
1947
1960s
Rose Bogart
(nee: Riba)
1962-1968
1970s
Lisa Bacon-Hall
1969-1971
1980s
Milrose Nones

1989
1990s
2000s
2010s