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Religion for street kids
Title : Religion for street kids Religion for street kids
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Creator : Mora Studio, photographer
Source : Bible work and workers in South Australia, 1909, p. 25
Date of creation : 1909
Format : Magazine
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There was much concern in the 19th century with 'rescue work' - saving women and children, in particular, from the evils of life on the streets. Simplistically it was believed that children needed to be put to school and introduced to the rudiments of religion. In 1904 Sir Samuel Way, Chief Justice of South Australia, attributed the 'epidemic of crime' to various causes including, 'the want of religious training ... I am strongly in favour of, not merely Bible, but religious education in schools.' (Letter to Dr Buckley, 23 August 1904) The local British and Foreign Bible Society branch distributed Bibles to children, publishing this photograph in their annual report of 'some of the applicants' who had been recipients.
Related names :

Way, Samuel James, Sir, 1836-1916

British and Foreign Bible Society. South Australian Auxiliary

Coverage year : 1909
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
'Boys Brigade: opening of Kennion Hall', Advertiser, 16 August 1897, p. 5
British and Foreign Bible Society. South Australian Auxiliary. Annual report, 5th (1850)-
Maunders, David. Keeping them off the streets: a history of voluntary youth organizations in Australia, 1850-1980, Coburg, Vic.: Phillip Institute of Technology, Centre for Youth and Community Studies, 1984
Way, Samuel James, Sir, 1836-1916. Personal papers, PRG 36



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