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A tribute to the unheralded Australian ministers, pastors, bishops, priests, elders, deacons, church-workers and lay-persons, particularly those who have ministered over the years in rural Australian churches
Mathew Hale (1811 – 1895) Anglican bishop
Anglican Bishop Hale was widely seen a social and educational pioneer, noted for advocating the protection of Australia’s Aborigines.
Ossie Cruse (1933 – ) Aboriginal leader
Since converting to Christianity in 1962, Pastor Uncle Ossie Cruse has devoted his life to improving the lives and rights of Indigenous Australians on a national level. But now at 83, he’s focussing on the rehabilitation of troubled youth in his home country around Eden, New South Wales.
Ramon Williams (1931 – ) Christian publisher and photographer
The Australasian Religious Press Association takes great pleasure in honouring Ramon Williams with a Special Citation for exceptionally meritorious service to the Christian community, and specifically to Christian media, for 50 years.
Lord’s Prayer at the opening of Federal and State Parliaments
All Australian Federal and State Parliaments and Legislative Assemblies open in prayer – with most using the Lord’s Prayer.
Victorian and Queensland Parliament Houses
Especially noteworthy in the Vestibule of the Victorian Parliament building is the intricate mosaic of Minton floor tiles, one roundel of which bore the words from Proverbs 11:14 `Where no Counsel is the People Fall; but in the Multitude of Counsellors there is Safety’.
Bible Society Australia
Australia’s oldest continuously operating organisation celebrates its 200th anniversary in March 2017.