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"Sisters Rose and Valda have been friends since they lived together at the Convent of the Good Shepard by the banks of the Yarra River. For a century (from 1863-1975), the Sisters of the Good Shepherd provided accommodation, schooling and work for female orphans, Wards of the State and girls considered to be in moral danger.
The site has now been converted into the Abbotsford Convent Foundation, a vibrant arts, educational and cultural precinct. Sisters Rose and Valda continue to live next door and attend the Good Shepard Chapel. They remain very close friends."