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Mary Harris (1891–1978) [by Charles Stevenson]

Mary Harris’s ministry in meeting was a weekly treasure. Not only because of her magnificent Scottish lilt, but because of the poetry she shared. She inspired many an attender to purchase that poetry to read more – Tagore, John Masefield, … Continue reading

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Frederick Coleman (1865 – 1951) [by Charles Stevenson]

An astonishing phenomenon about South Australian Friends of the 1860s and 1870s was the number of children who became devoted members of the Society of Friends, without any such group as Young Friends to bind them together. Outstanding among these … Continue reading

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John Francis Hills (1867 1948) [by Charles Stevenson]

‘Peace advocates in trouble’ ‘Riotous crowd in Botanic Park’ ‘Throw him in the Torrens’ ‘anti-War-Advocate Molested’ ‘Police use their batons’ ‘Constables and Soldiers Fall Out’

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