Centre for WA History

Religion and Society in Western Australia

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  • John Tonkin


  • 9, 1987

Out of print

This issue of Studies in WA History Journal covers religion and society, with some emphasis on the years of the Great Depression.

  1. Articles
  2. Photo story
  3. Reports
  4. Archival notes
  5. Reviews
  6. Bibliography


  • Religious Education under Attack: The Challenge to General Religious Instruction in the Western Australian Parliament
    Peter Wellock
  • The Founding Fathers of St Ildephonsus’ College, New Norcia
    Br Valerian Braniff, F. M. S.
  • Protestants and the Dispossessed in Western Australia, 1890-1910
    Elizabeth Willis
  • The Founding and Early Years of the Convent of the Good Shepherd, Leederville
    John O’Brien
  • Archbishop Geoffrey Sambell: The Making of a Social Conscience
    Anne Porter
  • Canon Robert Henry Moore: The Church of England in Western Australia and the First World War
    John Smith
  • The Anglican Church in Western Australia During the Great Depression
    John Cowdell
  • The Catholic Church in Western Australia During the Great Depression
    Katharine Massam
  • Christianity on the Coalfields: A Case-Study of Collie During the Great Depression
    Raelene Frances
  • Perth’s Greek Orthodox Community Builds its own Cathedral, 1910-1936
    John Yiannakis

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Photo story

  • Spreading the Word: Joseph Budge, Colporteur
    John Tonkin

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  • Ordained Women in the Uniting Church: Comments on Three Case Studies
    Merrilyn Watson
  • The Churches, Aborigines and the Land: Two Accounts of a Contemporary Religious Dilemma
    Fay Clampett
  • ‘Anglicans Concerned for Aborigines’ and the Swan-Valley Fringe-Dwellers
    Fay Clampett
  • The Western Australian Churches’ Response to Aboriginal Land Rights, 1970-1985
    Robert Stringer

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Archival notes

  • Records Relating to Religion in the State Archives of Western Australia
    Tom Reynolds
  • Records Relating to Religion held by Religious Bodies
    Heather Vose
  • Photographic Sources on Religious History in the J. S. Battye Library of West Australian History
    Robin South

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  • Jill Roe, Beyond Belief: Theosophy in Australia 1879-1939
    Tom Stannage
  • Connie Ellement and Ron Davidson, The Divided Kingdom
    Penelope Hetherington

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  • A Select Bibliography of Published and Unpublished Works in Western Australian Religious History
    Heather Vose

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