The Christian History Research website contains a large collection of information and resources to help you understand more about Australia's Christian heritage. Resources can be used online and many can be downloaded for educational use and personal research.

Included on the site you will find interactive applications, books, documents, maps, video and audio and more. Whatever your purpose is for researching Australia's Christian history, we trust you will find this site helpful.

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Dr Kevin Donnelly interview on why our society, education & history are being undermined

Dr. Kevin Donnelly AM Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University.is one of Australia's leading education authors and commentators. Kevin co-chaired the review of the National Curriculum in 2014.
John talks to him about the state of school education in Australia today and expounds some of the reasons why Australian students are not performing as well now as they did in previous generations.

An excellent interview of 45 minutes. Please click here

Former Deputy PM and acting PM John Anderson speaks on the importance of understanding our Christian heritage.


John Anderson talks to world renowned Stanford University Historian Niall Ferguson about the history, standing and trajectory of Western Civilisation.

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Vision Christian Radio Interview with Dr Augusto Zimmerman on his First Volume of "Christian Foundations of the Common Law"

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Christian Foundations of the Common Law Vol 111: Australia

The third and final of the 3-volume collection on the ‘Christian Foundations of the Common Law’ Volume 111: Australia by Prof Augusto Zimmermann (Connor Court, 2018). To purchase the book  please click here

This final volume traces the historical and inextricable nexus between the Australian law and Christianity. While the Australian legal tradition cannot lay claim to the historical depth it has in America and England, it was undeniably built on a similar solid Christian foundation. To state that Christianity is infused in both the legal and governmental institutions and customs of Australia is a fact which history fully supports. To state this fact is not to be ‘intolerant’ of other cultures and religions, but to stress an undeniable truth.

The Battle of Megiddo Centenary 19- 25 September 2018 and the Liberation of Israel

First the Battle of Beersheba led to the liberation of Jerusalem, the following year the Battle of Megiddo led to the liberation of Israel. 

Read more about the Battle of Megiddo by clicking here to the website of The National Army Museum, London

Through this site you will be able to explore the lives of many people from Australia's history. You will also explore some of the key events that have shaped this nation.

Emerging from the many sections of this site is a picture of the very clear influence of God in the discovery and foundation of Australia.


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Feature Article

What is National Christian Heritage Sunday?
By: Dr Graham McLennan
National Christian Heritage Sunday celebrates the Gospel of Jesus Christ arriving on Australia’s shores. The date for 2021 will be Sunday 7th February.

Australia’s first minister, Rev. Richard Johnson, arrived with the first fleet on the 20th January 1788. Then, on 3rd February 1788, Rev. Johnson held the first Christian service in Australia. This event is celebrated on the first Sunday in February each year.

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God's Grace over Australia - The Hand of God: His Story of Australia

by Graham McLennan

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The Fountain of Public Prosperity
Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740-1914
By Stuart Piggin and Robert D.Linder

This well researched, academic book of 670+ pages says:

"The official religion brought to Australia with the First Fleet was Evangelical Christianity, the ‘vital religion’ then shaping public policy through William Wilberforce and his fellow evangelicals. That it has shaped Australian history ever since, making a substantial contribution to the public prosperity of the nation, is an untold story."

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Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1914-2014
Attending the National Soul

640+ pages

The authors offer an extensive treatment of evangelical involvement in World Wars I and II and in the wars in Korea and Vietnam as well as social issues from a conservative, progressive, liberal and Pentecostal background.

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We're 40 indigenous people from across Australia.

Our walk with Jesus has transformed our lives, our families and our communities.

Please visit http://40stories.com.au/

A tribute to Australian Christians

The purpose of this Tribute to Influential Australian Christians website is to provide one form of acknowledgement of the Christian men and women who have contributed to the development of the Australian nation, in which we are now privileged to live. List of influential Australian Christians


Our Christian Heritage

This 97 slide presentation is a comprehensive overview of Australia's Christian Heritage.

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John Flynn interactive

Take an interactive journey through the life of the man who started the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Senator Scott Ryan http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=I0Q ) set the record for the biggest Bible at the swearing in of the Abbott Ministry. It’s actually a family Bible from the 1880s, carried at the request of his 94-year-old grandmother.

Robert Garran the son of a Congregational minister helped draft Australia's Federal Constitution and was appointed the Secretary to the Attorney General's dept on the 1 January 1901, becoming Australia's first federal public servant, wrote this poem:

"Help us build a nation,
A people proud and free -
Proud of our high vocation,
Humble, O Lord, to Thee.
Aflame with high endeavour,
Though many paths be trod,
Keep us united ever,
One people, serving God." 
By Robert Randolph Garran.

National Christian Heritage Sunday http://www.nchs.net.au/ celebrates the Gospel of Jesus Christ arriving on Australia's shores. Australia's first minister was the Reverend Richard Johnson. He arrived with the first fleet. On 3rd February 1788 Rev. Johnson held the first Christian service in Australia. The day will now be celebrated on the first Sunday in February each year. The date for 2019 will be Sunday 3rd February.

On this website you will find information and resources about;
Participating in the National Christian Heritage Sunday >>>
Richard Johnson and the first Christian service in Australia >>>

Listen to this podcast on Australia's First Minister Richard Johnson and the First Christian Service on Australian Soil.

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