WILSON, Elisabeth Kay

PhD University of Tasmania 2011 Pages: 407

'Wandering stars': The impact of British Evangelists in Australia, 1870s-1900

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Link to Thesis: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/12522/2/Revised_thesis.pdf

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Abstract/Summary/Outline:

From the late 1870s to the early twentieth century, there was a steady stream of international speakers from Britain who travelled what was almost an evangelical circuit in south-eastern Australia. The argument of this thesis is that their impact has been overlooked or underplayed, and, while it was variable, it was nonetheless noticeable in various ways, both inside and outside the church community....

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