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How great thine aunt : the life and times of missionary sisters: Margaret Sandeman Davies MA DipEd Principal of Ilsin Girls' School Korea & Ellice Jean Davies MB BS Surgeon at Chinju, Maralinga, Pukatja & Port Vila / John Thompson-Gray
Bib ID 7540369
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Thompson-Gray, John, 1942- author
 
Description Aspley [Queensland] : John Thompson-Gray, 2018 
©2018 
vii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, 1 facsimile ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9780987258564 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9780987258588 (hardback)
9780987258571 (epub)
Summary

This is the untold story of Margaret and Jean Davies and their uncompromising faith, amazing courage and endless endurance. Margaret was called to Korea as an educator from 1910 to 1940. During the Mansei Uprising, Japanese police arrested her for inciting to riot and drove Kim Il-Sung into Manchuria where he founded Korean Communism. Jean gave up a promising career in surgery at the Women's Hospital in Melbourne to practise at a mission hospital in Chinju, Korea. Sent home as a foreign alien before the attack on Pearl Harbor she practised at outback mission stations in Australia, doubling as the Flying Doctor. She medically examined the population of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) as a first step to rid the country of leprosy. Jean returned to Pukatja in South Australia during British nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga. -- Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290) and index.

Subjects Davies, Margaret Sandeman, 1887-1963.  |  Davies, Ellice Jean, 1889-1981.  |  Women missionaries -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Women missionaries -- Korea -- Biography.  |  Women missionaries -- Vanuatu -- Biography.  |  Women educators -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Women educators -- Korea -- Biography.  |  Women physicians -- Australia -- Biography  |  Women physicians -- Korea -- Biography  |  Women physicians -- Vanuatu -- Biography  |  Biographical fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies
Copyright information © John Thompson-Gray July 2018 

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