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Quaker Missions in Launceston and Northern Tasmania


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Bennett, MJ (2009) Quaker Missions in Launceston and Northern Tasmania. Launceston Historical Society, Papers and Proceedings.

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Between 1832 and 1837 James Backhouse and George Walker, Quaker “travellers under concern”, visited Launceston six times and spent a great deal of time in northern Tasmania. This paper examines their religious activities, inlcuding their support of a small community of Friends, and in observing and reporting on social and moral condition of the colony, especially in relation to the convicts and the Aborigines. Their journals and correspondence provide valuable insights into life in Launceston during a period of rapid change.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bennett, MJ
Keywords: quaker, religious society of friends, tasmania, van diemen's land, George Washington Walker, james backhouse, launceston, northern tasmania, missions, non-conformist, meeting, frederick mackie, Robert lindsey,
Journal or Publication Title: Launceston Historical Society, Papers and Proceedings
Collections: Quaker Collection
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 06:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 01:48
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