Sydney City Mission

Philanthropic organisation formed to provide welfare to Sydneysiders living in poverty, which was absorbed by the umbrella organisation Mission Australia in 1996.

Milestone
Formed
1862
Incorporated
1945
Position
Property
Occupied
1886 - 1899
Occupied
1945 - 1970
Type

Sydney City Mission

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

Appalled by the poverty he found in Sydney when he arrived in 1860, Benjamin Short founded the Sydney City Mission in 1862. While some of the problems it addressed changed over the years, the Mission's work for Sydney's most vulnerable people continues in 2009.