Sister Yvonne: not as famous but just as faithful

Home of Compassion Sister Yvonne Manera is one of three New Zealanders who feature in the Australian Woman’s Weekly Diamond Jubilee Collectors edition,”Elizabeth Our treasured Queen”.

The article, “Sixty years of service” is about “three kiwis who have also spent six fulfilling decades in their fields”.

The article tells how Sister Yvonne, who came from Hokitika, met some Home of Compassion sisters and was so impressed with them that she decided to join up.

She entered the Home of Compassion in 1952 and over sixty years has worked in Fiji, Auckland, Wellington, Carterton and the Hutt Valley. Much of her career was spent nursing, but she also spent time supervising the Home of Compassion kitchen.

Yvonne now lives in retirement at Silverstream but still visits the elderly in the nearby hospital and rest home.


  • Australian Women’s Weekly New Zealand edition (not available online)
  • Image: The Sisters of Compassion
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