Abstract

The year 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beginnings of LDS missionary work on Thursday Island. On this jubilee occasion, it is fitting to ask how the message of Mormonism came to this tiny Australian isle and how American Mormon missionaries adapted to a region far removed from their culture and homeland. Using journal entries, letters, and interviews from the first three full-time elders to preach on the island, it is possible to sketch a portrait of what these young men experienced.

Original Publication Citation

Fred E. Woods, "Making Friends Down Under: The Beginnings of LDS Missionary Work on Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia, 1961," Mormon Historical Studies 11, no. 1 (Spring 2011), 47-65.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-04-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3052

Publisher

Mormon Historical Studies

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

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