Georg Schwarz

Georg Schwarz (1868 -1959) Lutheran missionary
The Hessian farm boy Georg Schwarz became one of the most prominent missionaries in Queensland. During his 55 years at Cape Bedford Schwarz threatened several times to leave, keenly aware that his purpose was not always aligned with that of the government. Although naturalised he was interned during World War II and completely severed his links to Germany. He died in Cooktown at age 91.

The Hessian farm boy Georg Schwarz became one of the most prominent missionaries in Queensland. During his 55 years at Cape Bedford Schwarz threatened several times to leave, keenly aware that his purpose was not always aligned with that of the government. Although naturalised he was interned during World War II and completely severed his links to Germany. He died in Cooktown at age 91 and was interred at Hope Vale, where he was known as Muni and is still remembered there with annual celebrations of Muni Day.

Extensive details : http://missionaries.griffith.edu.au/biography/schwarz-georg-heinrich-1868-1959

Cape Bedford Mission (Hope Vale)
http://missionaries.griffith.edu.au/qld-mission/cape-bedford-mission-hope-vale-1886-1942

and

further on Hope Vale Mission  https://atributetoaustralianchristians.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/the-hope-vale-mission/

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