A Chronicle of Church interation with Pilbara Aboriginal Society. (1945-1995)
Author: Graham J Wilson
First published: 1995
Format: Softcover 155 pages
This book is a chronicle of Christian commitment in the outback of Western Australia. In the 1940s pioneer missionaries laid the foundations of religious outreach to Aboriginal people in the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions. Subsequent generations of Church workers have carried on the task hand in hand with Aboriginal evangelists. Widespread acceptance of the Gospel is one consequence. Significant contribution to community development has been another.
The author records for the first time the historic significance of Church cooperation and Christian action in these regions. The myth of ardent fundamentalists to the detriment of indigenous culture, is exposed. Instead, the Church is shown to be increasingly sensitive to, and actively supportive of, the current regeneration of Aboriginal tradition.