A Light in the Darkness: An Anecdotal History of Doomadgee Mission

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    First Edition. Signed by Author

    26cm x 21cm. xxiii, 709 pages, black and white illustrations, maps. Pictorial glossy papered boards, white lettering..

    Fifty-Three Years of Faithful, Fearless Endeavour by Assembly Missionaries. Doomagee is an Aboriginal Community in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of Queensland. Len and Dorothy Akehurst, Brethren Assemblies Missionaries and parents of the author, established a Mission at Burketown in 1930, moving it to Doomagee in 1933. In 1936 the Mission was devastated by a cyclone after which it was moved to Nicholson River. The Aboriginal people were strictly supervised in a Christian way of life, with children kept in dormitories and trained for domestic or station work. Following criticism of conditions at the Mission, the Government took control in 1983. This book aims to repair the reputation of the missionaries and their care for the community.

    Moderate shelf wear. Small split to tail of upper joint. Very minor soiling to edges. Good Condition.