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German Moravian missionaries in the British colony of Victoria, Australia, 1848-1908 : influential strangers / by Felicity Jensz
Bib ID 4840852
Format BookBook
Author
Jensz, Felicity
 
Description Leiden [The Netherlands] ; Boston : Brill, c2010 
xv, 274 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9789004179219
9004179216
Series

Studies in Christian mission ; v. 38.

Summary

History of the work of Moravian missionaries in Victoria 1848-1906; review of previous histories; history of the Moravian Church and the beginnings of their missionary work; attitudes to Aborigines; colonial administrative context and the establishment of missions; aims of the missions; establishment of Lake Boga and response to its failure, changes in attitude to Aborigines - undermining of Aboriginal religion and culture; missionary approach to conversion; Hagenauer and the establishment of Ebenezer; conversion of Nathanael Pepper and its consequences; founding of Ramahyuck and Kopperamanna; treatment of Bessy Flower; Christianization and civilization as mission policy; conflict with colonial policies - attitude to Coranderrk; racism and Moravian Christianity - Hagenauer?s role in shaping the 1886 ?Half-Cast? Act and the Act?s influence.

Full contents
  • God's lot : Moravians and missions
  • "The most wretched and bleakest" : Moravian desire to work amongst the Australian Aborigines
  • "Ein fauler Fleck" : Lake Boga, a putrid stain
  • "I is done
  • no more" : the first converts
  • "Alles geht seinen schleppenden Gang"
  • expansion, movement and sluggish progress
  • "Every triumphant death"
  • closure in a British colony.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-261) and index.

Subjects Moravian Church -- Missions -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.  |  Missions, German -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.  |  Germans -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Victoria -- History -- 19th century.  |  Government policy - Initial period and protectionism - 1851-1900.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Religions - Christianity - Moravian Church.  |  Social identity - Mixed descent.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Victoria -- Church history -- 19th century.  |  Ebenezer / Lake Hindmarsh (NW Vic SJ54-03)  |  Lake Boga (NW Vic SI54-16)  |  Lake Wellington / Ramahyuck (E Vic Gippsland SJ55-11)

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