0 Likes

Ebenezer Mission
Victoria

Ebenezer Mission Station on the banks of the Wimmera River in Antwerp 20 kilometres south of Lake Hindmarsh in north-west Victoria was established 1859 by the Moravian Church. The Herrnhuter Brothers are a protestant religious community originating in Moravia, an area in the east of the Czech Republic.


The mission was established to 'civilise and christianise' aborigines who lived in the area thousands of years before European settlement. A school was one of the first things that was opened by the missionaries but education was a 2-way process because missionaries learned the local Aboriginal language to teach Aboriginals about christianity.

The mission was closed in 1904 after the last missionary died in 1903 and because there were not many full-blooded Aborigines left in Victoria. The number of Aborigines in the station was dramatically reduced when an act of parliament in 1886 ordered all mixed blooded Aborigines under the age of 34 to vacate missionary stations.

View More »

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 29/12/2009
Uploaded: 14/07/2010
Updated: 06/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: ebenezer mission; victoria; wimmera; australia; church
comments powered by Disqus

Klaus Mayer
Pink Lake at Dimboola
Klaus Mayer
Tarranyurk
Klaus Mayer
Post Office in Lloyd Street Dimboola
Klaus Mayer
Dimboola Bicentennial Park
Klaus Mayer
Jeparit Memorial Buildings
Klaus Mayer
Lake Hindmarsh
Klaus Mayer
Rainbow Station Street
Klaus Mayer
Rainbow War Memorial
Klaus Mayer
Federal Street in Rainbow
Klaus Mayer
Green Lake Cemetery
Klaus Mayer
Green Lake
Klaus Mayer
Taylors Lake
J-P. Scherrer
Romanian Orthodox Church #1
dieter kik
Brandenburger Tor Berlin
Jann Lipka
Teh Plastic Pals at Gota Kallare 18 Nov 2010 koncert
Roger Berry
Elephants Leaving the Pakal Pooram at the Thirunakkara Mahadevar temple in Kottayam
Andrea Biffi
Dublin City Hall
James Battersby
Hard Knott Pass Cumbria
Roger Berry
Nahargarh Fort Step Water Tank
Tom Mills
Between Center and Point - Jeffrey Martin 80 Gigiapixel London Shoot
Asset Imaging Photography
Hokitika Gorge Bridge
Andrea Biffi
torrenti-in-Valmasino
Asset Imaging Photography
River Rock
Roger Berry
Buffalos Headed Towards the Taj Mahal
Klaus Mayer
Cobar Railway Station
Klaus Mayer
Albert Namatjira Monument
Klaus Mayer
Point Cook Homestead and Coastal Park
Klaus Mayer
Tcharkulda Rock
Klaus Mayer
Naracoorte District War Memorial
Klaus Mayer
Erskine Falls
Klaus Mayer
Wallaroo Ferry Landing
Klaus Mayer
Port Arthur Jetty
Klaus Mayer
Port Neill Lookout
Klaus Mayer
Uluru
Klaus Mayer
Ebor Falls Valley Lookout
Klaus Mayer
Obi Obi valley from Mapleton Falls
More About Victoria

Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.