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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred E., "Making Friends Down Under: The Beginnings of LDS Missionary Work on Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia, 1961" (2011). All Faculty Publications. 820.
Mormon Historical Studies
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© 2011 Fred E. Woods Used by permission of Mormon Historical Studies: http://mormonhistoricsites.org/publications/
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