Mater Archives and Heritage Centre

Mater Archives and Heritage Centre collects material which records the history of the Sisters of Mercy, the foundation and development of Mater Hospitals in Brisbane and the working life of their medical, nursing and other staff. The Centre provides access to its resources through tours, displays and other promotional activities.

Mater Private Hospital 1910


The Mater Archives and Heritage Centre holds records and artefacts that reflect the historical development of the seven hospitals comprising Mater Health Services and the work of the Mater Sisters of Mercy.

Records include photographs, architectural plans, medical and surgical instruments, uniforms, newspaper clippings and personal papers, memoirs, diaries, speeches, scrapbooks of Mater staff and Sisters of Mercy.