Christianity (protestant demonination) Contribution to Australia pre 1945…
Christianity (protestant demonination) Contribution to Australia pre 1945 (evidence and analysis)
Governor Phillips (anglican church of england)
"was to enforce due observance of religion and good order.. take steps to the celebration of public worship and the Book of Common Prayer by read by law each Holy Day and the Blessed Sacrament be administered according to the Church of England"
"God made a free offer of salvation to men without distinction
Federal Presbyterian Union in 1901
John Flynn established Australian Inland Mission (1912) provides religious health pastoral services - estsablished Flying Doctor Service (1920s)
"first Luthereans arrived in around 1838 and established Unitarian groups in 1850"
The NSW Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Benevolence (1813) - think this was anglican
to provide needs for community, volunteer district nursing, opened asylum for poor blind, aged and infirm
established first maternity hospital (1866)
lobbied for social changes, free legal aid and old age pensions
provided essential emergency relief during the depression
Bush Church Aid Society (1919) - employed women missionaries and health care services
The test and corporation acts of 1828 permitted protestants to hold government offices, be members of parliament or attend university.
Anglican (church of England example)
started anglicare 1865
The Sydney Rescue Work Society (1882) - help poor, women and children
person example: Archdeacon Francis Boyce (1901) social reform of slum clearance, age pensions, labour law ammendments - then helped unemployed people and built houses and estates to help for destitute families in shelter clothing and food
Central Methodist Mission (1884) - combine social action with gospel