Christian Heritage Sunday 2015
Christian Heritage Sunday will be on Feb 1st 2015.Visit the site
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
'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