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Mapoon under the Moravians 1891-1919


Mapoon under the Moravians 1891-1919

Founded in 1891 to prevent Aboriginal people being kidnapped to work on pearl shelling boats, and burned to the ground in 1963 with its remaining population forcibly removed from the land, this is the sorry story of Mapoon Mission. Mapoon was established by the Moravians, an evangelical sect from Europe with a reputation for working in isolated places in difficult climates. What was Moravian policy on the malaria-infested northern frontier of Queensland where even the Premier of Queensland claimed: "adventurers and lawless men congregated"? This book tells the story of the first 3 decades of Mapoon under the Moravians.

  • ISBN: 9781370221172
  • Author: John Harrison
  • Published: 2018-02-28 23:35:06
  • Words: 54868
Mapoon under the Moravians 1891-1919 Mapoon under the Moravians 1891-1919