The Christian History Research website contains a large collection of information and resources to help you understand more about Australia's Christian heritage. Resources can be used online and many can be downloaded for educational use and personal research.

Included on the site you will find interactive applications, books, documents, maps, video and audio and more. Whatever your purpose is for researching Australia's Christian history, we trust you will find this site helpful.

Special Feature

First School & Church in Australia - Rev Richard Johnson (1793)

The first church built in Australia was also the first christian school built in Australia. Rev Richard Johnson was Australia's first missionary, bible teacher, and pastor arriving on the first fleet in 1788.

Feature Article

1. Our Christian Heritage

This 97 slide presentation is a comprehensive overview of Australia's Christian Heritage.

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2. John Flynn interactive

Take an interactive journey through the life of the man who started the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Senator Scott Ryan ( http://scottryan.com.au/biography ) set the record for the biggest Bible at the swearing in of the Abbott Ministry. It’s actually a family Bible from the 1880s, carried at the request of his 94-year-old grandmother.

Robert Garren the son of a Congregational minister helped draft Australia's Federal Constitution and was appointed the Secretary to the Attorney General's dept on the 1 January 1901, becoming Australia's first federal public servant, wrote this poem:

"Help us build a nation,
A people proud and free -
Proud of our high vocation,
Humble, O Lord, to Thee.
Aflame with high endeavour,
Though many paths be trod,
Keep us united ever,
One people, serving God." 
By Robert Randolph Garran.

'Up the Track with JESUS – Reflections on KOKODA for Men' is an invitation to look at the qualities of COURAGE, MATESHIP, ENDURANCE and SACRIFICE – first in the lives of the Australian soldiers who fought along the Kokoda Track, and then in the life of JESUS. 23 July 2015 marks the 73 anniversary of the first engagement of the Australian troops with the advancing Japanese troops on the Kokoda Track.

These 17 devotional reflections, based on stories from the 17 chapters of Peter FitzSimons’ best-selling book KOKODA. They are written to challenge men to embark on the ultimate adventure – following JESUS up the Track that leads to heaven.

You can download a copy by clicking this link Up the Track with JESUS – Reflections on KOKODA for Men

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National Christian Heritage Sunday http://www.nchs.net.au/ celebrates the Gospel of Jesus Christ arriving on Australia's shores. Australia's first minister was the Reverend Richard Johnson. He arrived with the first fleet. On 3rd February 1788 Rev. Johnson held the first Christian service in Australia. The day will now be celebrated on the first Sunday in February each year. The date for 2016 will be Sunday 7th February.

On this website you will find information and resources about;
Participating in the National Christian Heritage Sunday >>>
Richard Johnson and the first Christian service in Australia >>>