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Sister Janet Mead
Title : Sister Janet Mead Sister Janet Mead
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Creator : Adelaide voices
Source : Adelaide voices, February/March 2005, p. 12
Date of creation : 2005
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 305 x 305 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Speech made by Sister Janet Mead on Proclamation Day, 28th December 2004, on accepting the award for South Australian of the year. Article includes an interview with Sister Janet.


In 1973 Adelaide Mercy nun and teacher, Sister Janet Mead, recorded a rock version of the Lord's Prayer, composed by Arnold Strals. The recording became the first single to achieve gold record status in both Australia and the United States at the same time. Today Sister Janet continues to sing regularly at the Adelaide Rock Mass services. Her Romero Community works for the relief of the poor and disadvantaged of Adelaide, arranging housing and running a soup van, community newspaper, day centre, workshop and garden. The community also support overseas relief programmes in places including South East Asia and Africa, and work towards reconciliation with the Aboriginal people of Australia, lobbying governments to treat all people with justice and compassion. In 2005 Sister Janet was named South Australian of the year in recognition of her deep commitment to social justice.

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Related names :

Mead, Janet

Romero Community

Coverage year : 2005
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
30 years of the Rock Mass: 1972 - 2002, Adelaide: Romero Community, 2002
 
Connell, Stephen. 'Adelaide Day Centre: home for everyone', Adelaide voices, June 1987, p. 5
 
Haywood, Rose. 'Sister Janet sings to a new beat', SAM: South Australian magazine, vol. 1, no. 11 (December 1982), pp. 6-7
 
Phyland, Joan. 'Whatever happened to Sister Janet?: community life goes on for ex-hit maker', Advertiser, 8 July 1982, p. 1

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