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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.




Special Feature

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


https://vimeo.com/271606646

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

Feature Article


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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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


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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 >>>