James Harold (1744 – 1830) Catholic priest Several Irishmen were flogged, and Harold with others was banished to Norfolk Island. There he conducted a school when his health permitted. He repeatedly petitioned Governor Philip Gidley King for permission to minister … Continue reading
Peter O’Neil (1757 – 1846) Roman Catholic priest O’Neil was accused of sanctioning the murder of a United Irishman suspected of being a government spy; O’Neil refused, or was unable, to give information about it, was arrested, received 275 lashes … Continue reading
Clifford Wilson (1923 – 2012) archaeologist, educator, psychologist, author Over 40 years have passed since I first became professionally involved in biblical archaeology and my commitment to the Bible as the world’s greatest history book is firmly settled. As Psalm … Continue reading
Nathaniel Pepper (1841 – 1877) aboriginal evangelist, teacher His kindness and sympathy towards the sick, his charity and readiness to help, ‘made him beloved among the blacks as well as among white people’.
Edward McGrath (1887 – 1977) army chaplain Had the Great War not ended just weeks after he carried a wounded British officer from a bloody battlefield on the Western Front under heavy fire, Australian Catholic Priest Father Ted McGrath almost … Continue reading
Mary Healy (1865 – 1952) hospital administrator Nurses who trained at St Vincent’s, Sydney, (pictured) where Mother Gertrude Healy was Rectress spoke of her with awe and respectful affection. Mary Healy (Mother Gertrude) is commemorated in the Gertrude Healy Wing … Continue reading
Ted Gibson (1915 – 1991) Baptist pastor and theological educator Ted Gibson was the president of the Baptist Union of Queensland, president-general of the Baptist Union of Australia. He was also the first dean of the Brisbane College of Theology.