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ALLCHIN, Mary David (Sister)

Born: May 17, 1913

Special Achievements:

Pioneer of Central Australia.  Arrived in Alice Springs in 1941, took her final vows with the Catholic Church in 1942 and helped establish Arltunga mission in 1942.  Also worked on Channel Island, Port Keats, Daly River, Melville Island, Bathurst Island and Santa Teresa, as well as in Sydney and Melbourne.

In 1998, Sister Mary David Allchin was the Northern Territory's oldest working nun (Catholic) (she was then aed 85).