David Garland (1864 – 1934) the architect of ANZAC day
Garland was given the difficult task of creating the format for a service that would be acceptable to the various religious, military, government, business and community groups. He carefully selected hymns, odes and poems that would be acceptable to the wide variety of parties and included the minute’s silence.
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Alexander Elder (1815 – 1885) businessman, pastoralist, benefactor
Alexander Elder founded the well-known mercantile firm of Elders Limited, later Elder, Smith & Co., of Adelaide.
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Leslie Nixon (1932 – 2019) Founder of Outback Patrol
Outback Patrol has more than 100 skilled dedicated volunteers in Australia, laypeople and pastor, all around the nation. These people dedicate a week or two of their annual holidays to go to remote, forgotten and disadvantaged townships too small for a Church—to big to overlook and reach the people for Jesus Christ.
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James Japanma “Jibanyama” (1902-1962) aboriginal leader and evangelist
In 1941 James Japanma was able to engage in itinerant evangelism at the cattle stations surrounding Roper River Mission. He was an avid reader and could recite huge slabs of the Bible by heart.
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Tim Costello (1955 – ) Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia
Tim Costello continues to place social justice and global poverty on the national agenda. Serving as Chief Executive of World Vision Australia for the 13 years.
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John Howard (1939 – ) former Prime Minister
His faith certainly had an impact on his worldview and although he was quiet about it, it was an earnest faith and it certainly shaped his understanding.
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Scott Morrison (1968 – ) Prime Minister
Morrison was raised in the Presbyterian Church of Australia, which partly merged into the Uniting Church when he was a child. He later became a Pentecostal, and now attends the Horizon Church, which is affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches and the Assemblies of God.
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