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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…

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Shadrach Livingstone James Lectures the Missionaries

In April 1929, Shadrach Livingston James was invited to address the Australian National Missionary Council. The delicious inversion of the expected roles seems to have attracted attention of journalists. And his comments were reported in Sun on 12 April 1929. In his talk, he makes a brutal statement about white mistreatment of Aborigines. His talk seems to  Full Article…

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William Cooper Persuades a Missionary

William Cooper may have become friends with the missionary, Rev John Gribble, in the 1870s at Maloga. But he also cultivated a warm friendship with that churchman’s son, Rev E. R. B. Gribble, who also became a missionary. By the 1930s, Cooper was an ageing man in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne; Gribble a determined  Full Article…

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