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The Resource A light in the darkness : an anecdotal history of Doomadgee mission ; fifty-three years of faithful, fearless endeavour by Assembly Missionaries, Vic Akehurst

A light in the darkness : an anecdotal history of Doomadgee mission ; fifty-three years of faithful, fearless endeavour by Assembly Missionaries, Vic Akehurst

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A light in the darkness : an anecdotal history of Doomadgee mission ; fifty-three years of faithful, fearless endeavour by Assembly Missionaries
Title
A light in the darkness
Title remainder
an anecdotal history of Doomadgee mission ; fifty-three years of faithful, fearless endeavour by Assembly Missionaries
Statement of responsibility
Vic Akehurst
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History of the setting up and operation of the Old and New Doomadgee missions by Len Akehurst and Will Sharpe; dormitory system; effects of cyclones and World War II; development in the 1950s; closure in 1983; p. 691-707 names of Aboriginal people at Burketown and Doomadgee
Cataloging source
ANL
Citation source
ABI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akehurst, Vic
Dewey number
266.099437
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Akehurst, Len
  • Sharpe, Will
  • Dow Dow, Peter
  • Murray, Maudie
  • Doomadgee Mission (Qld.)
  • Missionaries
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Doomadgee Mission Station (Qld.)
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A light in the darkness : an anecdotal history of Doomadgee mission ; fifty-three years of faithful, fearless endeavour by Assembly Missionaries, Vic Akehurst
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.659
Contents
Prologue: Work among Aborigines by Brethren Assembly workers prior to 1930 -- An anecdotal history of Doomadgee Mission: Pt 1: The decade of the Nineteen Thirties: 1930: Burketown and the beginnings of "Old" Doomadgee Mission; 1931: Early work in Burketown; 1932: The beginning of Doomadgee Mission at Point Parker Reserve; 1933: The establishment of Doomadgee Mission; 1934: The Aboriginal children move to Doomadgee; 1935: The pioneer family retires; 1936: Cyclone disaster precipitates the closure of old Doomadgee; 1938: The Mission settled in at Wallace; 1939: A vegetable harvest -- The decade of the nineteen forties: A Doomadgee advisory committee is formed; The clouds of war appear; The Flying Doctor comes to Doomadgee; Radio communications, aeroplane access and war; Bedrock staff levels and another cyclone; Some help began to arrive; A people's store and a nursing sister; Official recognition of the airstrip as an aerodrome; Some unexpected praise; Doomadgee's first dentist -- The decade of the nineteen fifties: a year of goings and comings; Near tragedy and new workers; A Changing of the guard as the Reads retire; A year of more hard work and stress; A hard won reputation; Disappointment and sustaining grace; The mystery of tragedy in God's harvest field; A move towards more professional school teaching; A baby's roller coaster experience; Unsettling winds of change -- The decade of the nineteen sixties: beginning the move away from paternalistic mission; A year of drought and unemployment; Es and Charles come to town; The evil power of witchdoctors; The return of the Gospel to Burketown; From sea to road transport of supplies; A year of historic changes affecting Aborigines; Nursing help arrives; Visit by the Governor of Queensland; Woongoora - a door to secondary education -- The decade of the nineteen seventies: God's timely provision of helpers; The marriage of the year; The end of the dormitories; The end of an era of nursing service; Electric power for everyone, and sadly, alcohol too; The year of salaried school teachers; Full school staffing at last; A nostalgic return to Doomadgee; The alcoholic curse deepens; A dramatic rescue -- The last four years as a mission 198-1983: Spiritual revival at Doomadgee; Aerial mustering comes to Doomadgee; The "Homecall" of a great Aboriginal Christian; Final year of mission endeavour, but not of vibrant Christian witness -- Appendices: Brethren Assembly workers among Aborigines prior to 1930; List of Doomadgee workers; Royal Flying Doctor services: Doctors and aeroplanes that serviced Doomadgee -- List of missionaries to Aborigines prior to 1930; List of Burketown residents; List of missionary and visiting workers at Burketown, Doomadgee, Woongoora; List of visitors and contacts, Doomadgee Mission; List of Aborigines - Burketown & Doomadgee
Control code
000041505335
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st. edition.
Extent
xxiii, 709 p.
Isbn
9789832969020
Other physical details
ill., 3 maps
Label
A light in the darkness : an anecdotal history of Doomadgee mission ; fifty-three years of faithful, fearless endeavour by Assembly Missionaries, Vic Akehurst
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.659
Contents
Prologue: Work among Aborigines by Brethren Assembly workers prior to 1930 -- An anecdotal history of Doomadgee Mission: Pt 1: The decade of the Nineteen Thirties: 1930: Burketown and the beginnings of "Old" Doomadgee Mission; 1931: Early work in Burketown; 1932: The beginning of Doomadgee Mission at Point Parker Reserve; 1933: The establishment of Doomadgee Mission; 1934: The Aboriginal children move to Doomadgee; 1935: The pioneer family retires; 1936: Cyclone disaster precipitates the closure of old Doomadgee; 1938: The Mission settled in at Wallace; 1939: A vegetable harvest -- The decade of the nineteen forties: A Doomadgee advisory committee is formed; The clouds of war appear; The Flying Doctor comes to Doomadgee; Radio communications, aeroplane access and war; Bedrock staff levels and another cyclone; Some help began to arrive; A people's store and a nursing sister; Official recognition of the airstrip as an aerodrome; Some unexpected praise; Doomadgee's first dentist -- The decade of the nineteen fifties: a year of goings and comings; Near tragedy and new workers; A Changing of the guard as the Reads retire; A year of more hard work and stress; A hard won reputation; Disappointment and sustaining grace; The mystery of tragedy in God's harvest field; A move towards more professional school teaching; A baby's roller coaster experience; Unsettling winds of change -- The decade of the nineteen sixties: beginning the move away from paternalistic mission; A year of drought and unemployment; Es and Charles come to town; The evil power of witchdoctors; The return of the Gospel to Burketown; From sea to road transport of supplies; A year of historic changes affecting Aborigines; Nursing help arrives; Visit by the Governor of Queensland; Woongoora - a door to secondary education -- The decade of the nineteen seventies: God's timely provision of helpers; The marriage of the year; The end of the dormitories; The end of an era of nursing service; Electric power for everyone, and sadly, alcohol too; The year of salaried school teachers; Full school staffing at last; A nostalgic return to Doomadgee; The alcoholic curse deepens; A dramatic rescue -- The last four years as a mission 198-1983: Spiritual revival at Doomadgee; Aerial mustering comes to Doomadgee; The "Homecall" of a great Aboriginal Christian; Final year of mission endeavour, but not of vibrant Christian witness -- Appendices: Brethren Assembly workers among Aborigines prior to 1930; List of Doomadgee workers; Royal Flying Doctor services: Doctors and aeroplanes that serviced Doomadgee -- List of missionaries to Aborigines prior to 1930; List of Burketown residents; List of missionary and visiting workers at Burketown, Doomadgee, Woongoora; List of visitors and contacts, Doomadgee Mission; List of Aborigines - Burketown & Doomadgee
Control code
000041505335
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st. edition.
Extent
xxiii, 709 p.
Isbn
9789832969020
Other physical details
ill., 3 maps

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