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South Australia's first female missionary
Title : South Australia's first female missionary South Australia's first female missionary
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Source : Ellen Arnold: pioneer and pathfinder, p. [8]
Date of creation : 1910
Format : Pamphlet
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The first South Australian women to go overseas for missionary work were Ellen Arnold and Marie Gilbert, who in 1882 went to Eastern Bengal, India, working for the Baptist Furreedpore Missionary Society. Ellen Arnold spent the next 50 years in India, not only converting Indians to Christianity, but making and dispensing medicine - based on brief training with Dr SJ Magarey at the Adelaide Hospital. She also made bricks for mission building works, drawing on childhood memories of brickmakers in Birmingham, England. Ellen Arnold recruited five assistants from Adelaide during a return trip to Australia in 1886. She died in India in 1931.
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Related names :

Arnold, Ellen, d. 1931

Gilbert, Marie

Magarey, Sylvanus James, 1850-1901

Furreedpore Mission

South Australian Baptist Union

Coverage year : 1910
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Furreedpore Mission. Annual report, 18th (1884)-1923/24
 
H.G. Jubilee of South Australian foreign missions, [Adelaide: Furreedpore Mission, 1914]
 
Mead, C.S. The Nama Sundras and other addresses, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Baptist Furreedpore Mission, 1911
 
 
Mitchell, Donovan F. Ellen Arnold: pioneer and pathfinder, Adelaide: South Australian Baptist Union Foreign Missionary and Book and Publications Dept., [1932?]
 
Price, John. Our centenary volume, Adelaide: Thomas, 1892

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