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What did missionaries accomplish?

What did missionaries accomplish?

A missionary may perform his or her work through formal teaching in a classroom or religious setting or through informal communication. The most important duty of missionaries to teach people about Jesus Christ, and His great commandment to love God and to love others.

What were the missions in Australia?

Missions, reserves and stations were areas where Aboriginal people were placed in after being forcibly removed from their traditional lands. Missions were usually under the control of churches and missionaries while a station or reserve was typically run by the government.

What did missionaries do in the new world?

French and Portuguese missionaries also made inroads in Canada, Brazil, and other parts of the Americas. To them, the mission served similar purposes: the spiritual conversion of natives and the pacification of precarious colonial frontiers for settlement, European economic exploitation, and development.

Who is a famous missionary?

Early Christian missionaries

  • Alopen – first missionary to China (Nestorian)
  • Apollos.
  • Augustine of Canterbury – missionary to England.
  • Saint Barnabas.
  • Saint Boniface – influential in the conversion of German peoples.
  • Brieuc.
  • Columba – early missionary to Scotland.
  • David of Basra – early missionary to India.

Why did the Church Missionary Society struggle in Australia?

The research, published in a new book, reveals that the Church Missionary Society’s North Australian Mission experienced significant difficulties due to the Federal Government’s desire that Aboriginal people be assimilated into ‘white Australian culture’.

What was the purpose of the Australian missions?

The Australian missions were government funded. Really, they were government agencies trying to assimilate Aboriginal people into white culture.

Are there any Aboriginal missions left in Australia?

Of the many Aboriginal missions and reserves that were established, some still exist but many have disappeared. Records that remain are usually held by the church organisation which was responsible for the mission or sometimes in state archives.

Are there any missions in the Northern Territory?

Records of some churches with missions in the Northern Territory are held in the NT Archives Service. These include the personal records of missionaries and government workers. The National Archives of Australia also holds records relating to Aboriginal missions and reserves in the Northern Territory. There were no missions or reserves in the ACT.