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“The missionaries are the best help our people have”

Shadrach Livingstone James seems to have been a popular speaker in Melbourne, newspaper records showing he gave talks to student groups and churches. Here, he’s being reported on a speech he gave to a missionary conference. At this point, he may have returned to Maroopna, where his father, Thomas James had spent his last years.  Full Article…


Contact on the Missions

It’s the accepted historical orthodoxy to say that Aboriginal missions were bad. Very bad. But we must be clear on our terms. What do we mean by a “mission”? It seems that there have been at least three types of places. Those that were 1. Government owned and government run with no Christian influence (Moorundie,  Full Article…