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Category Archives: Further material
The Inlander The Inlander – a quarterly magazine and The Inlanders – a documentary film
VH-UER The first air ambulance The aircraft VH-UER was used for general aviation until 1928 when it was refurbished for use as the first air ambulance for the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) – as can be seen by the small … Continue reading
Australian Inland Mission In 1912 John Flynn compiled a detailed report on the spiritual condition of the people, both Indigenous and European, of the Northern Territory and Central Australia. The General Assembly of Australia responded by establishing the Australian Inland … Continue reading
Northern Territory and Central Australia: A call to the church – John Flynn When Flynn’s report, entitled Northern Territory and Central Australia – A Call to the Church, was presented to the Presbyterian Church, it responded promptly by announcing the … Continue reading
Red Cross The Red Cross came into being at the initiative of a man named Henry Dunant. Dunant grew up during the period of religious awakening known as the Réveil, and at age 18 he joined the Geneva Society for Alms … Continue reading
Fellowship of First Fleeters The Fellowship is an organisation composed of descendants of those who arrived in Sydney Cove with the First Fleet on 26 January 1788.
Wesley Mission Wesley Mission has its origins in the first Methodist Church established in Sydney in 1812. Wesley Mission has a real mission – to minister to a community with real needs. Our community includes the vulnerable and marginalised. It includes … Continue reading
The earliest church music in the colony On the 3 February 1788 the first Divine Service was held in Australia and to mark the anniversary we hear a lost tradition of grass-roots sacred music that may have been amongst the … Continue reading
Little Sisters of Mary They arrived to form part of a very young church. It was only 45 years previously, in 1843 that Archibishop Bede Polding, an English Benedictine, had succeeded in persuading the Pope to establish the Australian Church with its … Continue reading
Australian chaplains at war Reading List
Australia’s first Catholic Mass, 15 May 1803 The first publicly sanctioned Catholic Mass – on May 15, 1803 – was a signal event as an act of emancipation for Catholic worshippers. And by the time it happened the colony had … Continue reading
The Christian foundations of Australia Anglican Yorkshireman James Cook (1728-79) went to sea from Whitby. This is the very place where the godly Hilda had operated the famous Proto-Protestant Culdee Christian College, back in A.D. 660.
Why Australia’s Christian heritage matters Too many Australian academics and commentators tend to downplay or deride Christianity’s vital contribution to our nation.
National Christian Heritage Sunday The annual celebration will be the first Sunday in February each year. Celebrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ arriving on our shores with Richard Johnson’s First Service on Australian Soil. Click on above image to expand
Male Orphan School and the Female Orphan School The Male Orphan School Orphanage was established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, where destitute boys were housed and educated until they turned 15. Governor Macquarie laid the foundation stone for the Female Orphan … Continue reading
An Australian church with a story The church, which is located at Point McLeay, South Australia, can be viewed from the street view via Google Maps. It is located on the corner of Seymour St and Unaipon St via Whereis.com. You possibly have … Continue reading
Australian Christian History The Christian History Research Website contains many online books of Christian history in Australia and South Pacific. There are also several indexes and a search engine to help find material.
The ‘Bushman’s Companion’ was a small volume composed mainly by John Flynn for the benefit of outback residents; first published in 1910; contained sections on first aid, bible readings, funeral service, calendar, etc.
The AMP was a new form of self-help, and it is not surprising that its founders and early directors were commonly evangelical Christians. Its historian, Geoffrey Blainey, has said that its Australia-wide impact has been ‘matched only by the major … Continue reading
Kim Beazley Sr, Frank Crean, Clem Hawke, James Menzies, Harry Whitlam