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The Aborigines of Australia, Being an Account of the Institution for their Education at Poonindie, in South Australia
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1889 - 101, 6 p. Engraved frontispiece with two illustrations. Ink notations front endpapers. Archdeacon Mathew Hale set up a training institution for Australian Aboriginal teenagers, away from what he felt were the immoral influences of both their own people and the Europeans in Adelaide at that time. As the years went by, the Poonindie Mission Station did not always conform to Hale's original vision, but the Aboriginal people who remained at least grew into a close-knit community. Hale resigned in 1856 to become Bishop of Perth and the mission closed in 1894. The church still stands, however, and, although damaged in a bushfire in 2005, it is currently being restored. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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