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Billy Graham Crusade at Wayville
Title : Billy Graham Crusade at Wayville Billy Graham Crusade at Wayville
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Date of creation : 1959
Format : Photograph
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In May 1959 Billy Graham, the American Evangelist, and the Rev. Joseph Blinco, the official evangelist of the British Methodist Conference, spent two weeks in Adelaide running a series of rallies and meetings. These were the biggest evangelistic meetings held in Adelaide since the Chapman-Alexander rallies some years earlier. Eleven days of rallies conducted by Blinco were followed by three meetings at Wayville Showgrounds at which Graham spoke. It was estimated that 60,000 attended the first meeting at Wayville, and in total around 250,000 attended the various events. South Australian Methodists were heavily involved in the organising of the visit. For many individuals it was the greatest spiritual event of their lives.
Related names :

Blinco, Joseph

Graham Billy, 1918-

Coverage year : 1959
Place : Wayville (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Babbage, Stuart Barton. Light beneath the cross: the story of Billy Graham's crusade in Australia, Kingswood, N.S.W.: World's Work (1913) Ltd., 1960
Hunt, Arnold D. This side of heaven: a history of Methodism in South Australia, Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, 1985
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