[Typescript, edited] Christian Israelite Church Mission Tour in Australia

"John Stoneham, Manager" [Phillip Hill]
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SKU: 13958

32pp., 4to, typescript (carbon copy), some closed tears, but text complete and clear, minor corrections and additions in manuscript, partly detached from paper binding, itself grubby and with minor damage, rusted staples. A well-written and entertaining account of a Mission to Sydney, describing events, scenery, activities etc, "The suggestion of a Mission Tour to Sydney and Singleton came from within the Melbourne Band Circle [...]". Committee elected, mode of transport decided (bus and light lorry)) and members of the party named at a General Meeting; route; forewarning of places to be visited; the "great day"; hymn and quotation from scripture at outset; leave Seymour; stop for drink at Benella where a drunk "thrust his lighted cigarette into a Bandsman's beard"; service planned at Wangaretta, preacher S. Wertel [hymns, music, and preaching throughout]; people's positive response; swimming; condition of roads; weather; petrol ran out; Yass; late shopping in Goulbourn; welcomed to NSW by a memeber from Singleton; [lodgings, eating and drinking]; "At nearly all our meetings, we found friends who speedily silenced any interjectors" (one of which described); service planned at Manly; description of Paramatta "a large town - almost a suburb of Sydney"; [people encountered, especially from Chursh]; good wishes message from the "Old Country"; New Year hymns; in Sydney, service on the beach, "We created quite a sensation here, it being almost an unheard-of thing [...]"; competition from young men ("Shall we gather at the River") seen off and fighting dogs; reaction to doctrine and good response from audience; ferry; countryside described; adventure on mountainside - precipices; guided into Singleton; [sleeping arrangements]; to Sydney; route, motor, scenery; Bomaderry Creek/ Nowra/Wagonga/Narooma; Orbost "should be a wonderful town to canvas"; "The entry into Buchan is indeed very beautiful"; [distributing leaflets]; Sale; Rosedale; Traralgon; Warrigul; back to "the Sanctuary" in Melbourne. SIGNED "John Stoneham Manager" who says that "Practically thee whole of this report has been supplied by Phillip Hill - one of the Commiittee - who travelled in the coach and had with diligent attention and the keenest interest taken notes throughout the tour."