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Annotated copy of 'A Fresh Start'

  • AU AU-MTC 151/2
  • Item
  • 1997

John Chapman's own book A Fresh Start (1997 condensed edition) with his handwritten annotations

Chapman, John

Cameo of Bishop Broughton

  • AU AU-MTC 114/6
  • Item
  • 1933

Presented to S.M. Johnstone by S.G. Boydell, Broughton's grandson Nov 24, 1933

Johnstone, John Roderic Lindsay

Ceremonial spear

  • AU AU-MTC 145/26
  • Item
  • 2007

This carved stick was a personal gift to the Archbishop of Sydney from the catechist in the village of Lowainasasa on the island of Ambae in northern Vanuatu, on the occasion of the centenary celebrations in October 2007 marking the death of Rev Charles Christopher Godden. This village is the closest one to the site where Godden was shot by the aggrieved Alameamea, who had been 'blackbirded' to the Queensland canefields, badly mistreated and then repatriated to Vanuatu.
Part of the chiefly paraphernalia in Ambae and other islands in Vanuatu is the carved wooden club. Because the catechist does not have high rank in the church, his carved stick is less elaborate than the chief's club. This elderly catechist has served faithfully in the church for many decades, but has never qualified for ordained ministry. Nevertheless, he wanted to send his stick to the Archbishop as a sign of their mutual task of caring for God's people.

Jensen, Peter F.

Ceremonial sword

  • AU AU-MTC 051/13
  • Item
  • 1952

Ceremonial sword given to G.A. Chambers' when he returned to Tanzania in 1952 to celebrate the silver jubilee of the Diocese. It represented the fact that he had "cut through" difficulties.

Chambers, George Alexander

Certificate of copyright

  • AU AU-MTC 053/2
  • Item
  • 1935

Certificate of copyright for photograph “The Harbour Bridge – dawn of the New Year 1st January 1935, 3:57am” dated 31st January 1935

Cash, Frank

Clergyman's File

  • AU AU-MTC 092/11
  • Item
  • 1970

Handbook produced by Sydney Diocese for ministers. With handwritten annotations.

St John's Church, Darlinghurst


  • AU AU-MTC 306-1
  • Item
  • 1930

1 letter, 1 envelope containing rosemary from the Garden of Gethsemane.

Halse, Reginald

Covenant and creation manuscript

  • AU AU-MTC 146/1
  • Item
  • 1984

Annotated manuscript of Rev Dumbrell's book Covenant and creation

Dumbrell, William

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