National Conference Update
Plans for the National History Conference are well underway. An update email message has been sent to subscribers. You can read the message at this link
Conference organisers are inviting delegates to consider submitting a paper for presentation at the conference. If you are interested, you can find the Call for papers here.
Don’t forget, if you would like to receive conference updates via email, then you can subscribe here.
Save the date… 9-12 June, 2017
Following a decision by the Assembly Standing Committee, a new Uniting Church National History Association is being formed.
The interim committee has accepted an invitation from the SA UCA Historical Society to host a national conference on the June long weekend 2017. The conference will be held at Pilgrim Uniting Church (Flinders Street, Adelaide).
More details will be available in the coming months on the conference information page.
Hymn books available
Here at the History Centre, we have some Large Print Word Editions (about 8 copies) of The Australian Hymn book available. If there is a congregation, or worshiping community that can make use of them, please contact us (details on the right)
New Publication for 2015
This remarkable story documented for the first time in detail from first-hand colonial reports, captures the passion of ministers and lay people alike to build chapels and to establish a ‘new world’ on Christian values. They left their homeland, family and friends to venture into an arid frontier on the other side of the world. The Movement was born in controversy and its story still reaches out to challenge the status quo and mediocrity of our times. The book describes an impossible mission built on the ‘pennies and prayers of the poor’ amid isolation, sickness, sacrifice, exciting revivals and growth. It details the history and describes many small country chapels with numerous names of early settlers. Approximately 650 pages in length and generously illustrated it is a valuable reference for libraries and those interested in the story and drama of our non-conformist Christian heritage. The book is $50, plus $16 postage/packaging to any Australian address.
The launch of this new publication was held on SUNDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2015, 3 pm at Church of The Trinity, 318 Goodwood Road Clarence Park SA 5034.
To order this publication please contact us.