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Author Harris, John W.

Title One blood : 200 years of aboriginal encounter with Christianity : a story of hope / John Harris
Edition Second edition (completely revised )
Published Sutherland, N.S.W. ; Claremont, Calif. : Albatross ; Oxford : Lion, 1994


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.89915 Har/Obt 1994  AVAILABLE
Description 990 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Part A. Nineteenth Century, Aboriginal Missions in Eastern Australia: 1. The shock of the new: early New South Wales and Aboriginal missions; 2. The destruction of the old: civilisation and mission permeate north and south; 3. The hobbling of the remnant: protectorates, reserves and missions; 4. The cries of the compassionate: key nineteenth century missionaries in eastern Australia -- Part B. Nineteenth Century, Aboriginal Missions Extend West, South and North: 5. The repetition of a violent pattern: Western Australian society and Aboriginal missions; 6. The failure of noble sentiments: South Australian society and early Aboriginal missions; 7. The violence of the frontier: the remote centre and west and Aboriginal missions; 8. The isolation of the tropics: first missions in the Northern Territory and north Queensland -- Part C. Twentieth Century, Aborigines and the Church in Settled Australia: 9. The shielding of the dying: Aboriginal protection and the churches in settled Australia; 10. The breaking of bonds: the struggle for Aboriginal personhood in settled Australia -- Part D. Twentieth Century, From Mission to Church in Traditional Aboriginal Communities: 11. The reawakening of a vision: a twentieth-century case-study: Northern Territory CMS missions; 12. The emergence of a new age: World War II, traditional Aboriginal society and missions; 13. The voices of freedom and hope: the 'new look' traditional culture and the church
Summary For two centuries, this activity was a major force in the lives of the indigenous people of Australia. Christian missions were sometimes places of regimentation marked by a loss of freedom; often, too, they were places of survival and refuge for a suffering people. The missions may seem to have failed, yet from many of them are emerging distinctive Aboriginal churches with strong Aboriginal leadership
Out of a burning conviction that "God made of one blood all nations", Christians have carried their message to Aborigines throughout Australia. It is this encounter and its results that John Harris explores in these many stories that tell one story: how, in the face of abuse, paternalism, prejudice, isoluation and crippling hardship, the Christian gospel was brought to Aboriginal people. Although sometimes blind to their own faults, those who brought this message were remarkable people of great compassion and courage
Analysis Aboriginal missions
Multiple killings
Race relations
Social conditions
Notes Previous edition published: 1990
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [913]-966) and index
Subject Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission Station.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Treatment -- History.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- History.
Church and minorities -- Australia -- History.
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Australia -- Church history.
Australia -- Race relations -- History.
Australia -- Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
ISBN 0745914969 (Lion)
0867600950 (Albatross)
Other Titles 200 years of Aboriginal encounter with Christianity : a story of hope
Two hundred years of Aboriginal encounter with Christianity