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Indigenous Pastor David Unaipon: The Man on the $50 note
Indigenous Light Horseman Memorial unveiled in Semakh Israel, 2018.
A number of Light Horsemen were Indigenous and a memorial celebrating these Indigenous Light Horseman was unveiled in 2018.
Unveiling Ceremony of the Statue "Aboriginal Soldier and his Horse" in memory of the Australian Soldiers who fell in Israel in the WW1 and in the Battle for the Semakh Train Station on 25th of September 1918 which took place at night!
Indigenous Trooper Jack Pollard's grandson Mark Pollard views the statue of his grandfather who fought at Semakh. The statue shows Pollard holding a Bible (New Testament Psalms and Proverbs) in his left hand, an Australian Government Army issue to ever soldier and placed in all soldiers kits. On one of the plaques is John 15:13 with the words of Jesus: No Greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
מרק פולארד מביט בפסל שעוצב על פי דמותו של סבו ג'ק שלחם בקרב על תחנת הרכבת של צמח
"UNDER A EUCALYPTUS ON THE RIVER JORDAN
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE WAS KINDLED
and THE AUSTRALIAN HORSEMEN KEEP ON GALLOPING...
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TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS CELEBRATE 150 YEARS SINCE ARRIVAL OF CHRISTIANITY. ETERNITY NEWS
KALEY PAYNE | JULY 1ST, 2021|
Marked annually on July 1 as ‘The Coming of the Light’, Torres Strait Islanders celebrated the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity to island communities. While the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions had delayed major celebrations in Brisbane, festivities went ahead in Cairns and on Thursday Island. The anniversary was marked with traditional re-enactments of the landing of the first missionaries to the Torres Strait, and church services.
“For the people of the Torres Strait Islands, the Coming of the Light is celebrated as a time of joy,” says the Anglican Board of Mission on its site marking the occasion.
“It must be stated that the London Missionary Society’s missionaries did not bring God to the Torres Strait, rather the message of Jesus, through the Bible,” wrote Rev Canon Victor Joseph, in an online message to mark the occasion. Joseph is Principal of Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, Cairns, and a speaker at the Cairns celebration...Read more
On 1 July each year, The Coming of the Light is celebrated by Torres Strait Islanders, marking the arrival of Christianity to the region. On 1 July 1871, representatives from the London Missionary Society arrived at Erub (Darnley Island) in the Torres Strait. Follow the link below as three Torres Strait Islanders discuss its significance in their own words in this digital story from our latest exhibition Islands.
Australia's First Indigenous Evangelist?
Bennelong's third wife Boorong (Abaroo) had a boy named Dickey probably born in 1803. Boorong had been cared for by Mary Johnson, wife of Australia's first Chaplain, Rev Richard Johnson.
Tribal Map of Australia
Fire in the Outback by John Blacket (Free eBook)
God took the outcasts - rejected and despised Australian Aborigines - and transformed whole communities in a few days, first on an island in north Australia and later across the north, centre and west of Australia. This fire of revival transformed health, hygiene, attitude to work and education, and brought true reconciliation and love between families, clans and tribes that had been fighting for many generations.
Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony and Its Effects
Read this article by Rodney Rivers on the rise of aboriginal religion in Australia.
Excerpt from Report on Coniston Massacre Prayer Assignment 7-14 June 2017 by Kris Schlyder
More 40 Indigenous stories at: https://www.youtube.com/user/JesusMoments
Some Influential Indigenous Christians
'First Aboriginal convert to Christianity over 500 years ago?'
a half millennium of hope the voyage of the Espoir to the southland and
the Southland's call to Christendom (1503 – 1505)
Harvey W. Brice
Essays on the History and Experience of Revival and Revivalism in Australian Christianity, Chapter 15: Rainbow or the Serpent?
Observing the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Revival, 1979 and now.
by John Blacket
Don't go to Gilgandra or you will get converted: the story of the Aboriginal Naden family
by Robyn Walton, Coo-ee Calls 103, Jan 2008, pp1-10
Evangelical Revivals in the Pacific. Robert Evans Plus Three Addresses on the 1972 Revival in Papua - New Guinea by Margaret Reeson, Joan Rule, and Keith Everingham. Compiled and Edited
Evangelical Revivals in New Zealand
This book seeks to outline the main evangelical revivals and evangelistic efforts in New Zealand history, and some of the characters who were involved in this.
Hear the story of Pastor Doug Nicholls. He was an aboriginal activist, boxer, represented Victoria in Australian Rules Football, and pastor of a Church of Christ in Melbourne. Broadcast in segment “Christians who have made a difference” on “Songs of Hope”, 8am Sunday 88.3 Southern FMLink
A documentary film on God’s revival fire among Indigenous Australians in North Australia and its impact on the nations.
God’s Firestorm: Elcho Island Fireball
An 87 minute documentary film on God’s transforming firestorm of revival that started among Yolnu Aborigines at Galiwin ‘ku, Elcho Island in 1979 and spread around Arnhem Land and then across most of Australia.
God’s Firestorm: Elcho Extra Stories
From Dan and Sue Armstrong, Djiniyini Gondarra, Wendell Flentje, Anna Edwards, Jovilisi Ragata, and includes worship dances and Buthiman’s prayer map.
Aborigines and Evolutionary Racism
by Dr Carl Wieland
Read this article about Aborigines and evolutionary racism
Darwin's Bodysnatchers: New Horrors
by Dr Carl Wieland, M.B., B.S.
Read this article about Aboriginal people being deliberately killed to provide ‘specimens’ for evolutionary research
Turning the Tide in Prayer
Reflections on the National Solemn Assembly
By Dr Graham McLennan
Five Articles from the Canberra Declaration