First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay on January 18 th 1788 1788 – 1836 British churches are not interested in Australia. 1820 First catholic priest arrives in NSW. Authorities oppose Christianity. He conducts 60 funerals a month… Richard Johnson (Church of England) Built the first church with his own funds… it was burned down 5 years later. First missionary to Australia arrived in 1821 (33 years after the first fleet) 1825 – 1830 Christianity “The Solution…” 1825 10,000 acres given to mission in Newcastle…
America Population 1800 1840 5,308,84317,069,453 Christians Increase of 222% Australia Population 1800 1840 5,200170,500 Convicts and (Savages 80,000) Increase of 3200%
The “Sheep Fella” is saying… 1 SettleXXX 2 Learn a New Language.XXX 3 Work and be rewarded (Fed)XXX
4 Clear the Land!XXX 5 Make way for sheepXXX 6 Provide for their families…XXX
7 Learn about tradeXXX 8 Learn about God ✓ (and… You are Guilty!) ??? 9 Jesus will set you Free!XXX 10 Live by Faith… XXX
1827 Threlkeld (The Missionary, arrested for massive debt…) After 15 years Not one convert! 1831 John McKaeg held the first Baptist service in a pub in Sydney. First Baptism in the Bay. 1834 Rev. John Saunders (1806 – 1859) Lawyer Is the first pastor to speak against aboriginal massacre… Supports about aboriginal rights… Opposes transportation of convicts… 1847 Returns to England due to illness.
America Population 1800 1840 5,308,84317,069,453 Christians 1860 31,443,321 (84% increase) Australia Population 1800 1840 5,200170,500 Convicts and (Savages 80,000) 1860 1,145,600 (572% increase) Today @ (84%) 882,000 Today @ (572%) 6,006,000
1850 – 1860 Gold rush…Brunswick is the first stop… The church establishes: Schools Orphanages Old peoples homes Help to the disabled… First government funded public school (Secular) in Victoria 1872
Mary McKillop (1842 – 1909) Established 35 schools… 1870 Finds out that Keating (Priest) was sexually abusing children… 1871 Accused of alcoholism and insubordination. She is excommunicated. (Bishop Sheil) Most of the schools are closed, she is forbidden to have contact with anyone in the church… She is sheltered by a Jewish family… 1872 She is exonerated… (Bishop Sheil) Realized that she was wrongly accused.
John Flynn (1880 – 1951) Presbyterian Minister 1912, he established the Australian Inland Mission to minister to the spiritual, social and medical needs of people in the Outback. In 1917, he received an inspirational letter from Lieutenant Clifford Peel, a Victorian medical student with an interest in aviation Dr Kenyon St Vincent Welch took off from Cloncurry on 17 May 1928, he was flying a single engine, timber and fabric bi-plane named ‘Victory’ (leased by QANTAS for two shillings per mile flown).
Matthew 6:25-28 (NIV2011) 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
Matthew 6:28-29 (NIV2011) 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.