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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.

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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

What are some of the ways God has worked in the building of Australia?

Here are three ways to learn more.

1. The Hand of God: His Story of Australia by Graham McLennan
An 8000 article exploring the topic.
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2. The Hand of God: Interactive
An interactive journey exploring that explores the topic.
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3. National Christian Heritage Sunday
This website helps commemorate the arrival of the Gospel on Australian shores.
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Robert Garren ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Garran ) 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



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.