Series 122/1 - The story of Groote Eylandt mission and the story of Oenpelli

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The story of Groote Eylandt mission and the story of Oenpelli


  • 1960s (Creation)

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Loose papers in 1 manila folder

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A.J. Dyer was born in Melbourne and studied at St Columb's Hall Wangaratta. He was ordained by Bishop D'Arcy-Irvine in 1928, after having worked as a lay worker at Groote Eylandt and as the Superintendent of the Roper River Mission from 1922-1925. From 1928-1935 he was the priest superintendent at Oenpelli Mission. He then travelled to Sydney where he worked in various parishes. He was the Acting Chaplain of Lord Howe Island from 1956-1958, and in 1959 was made Acting Chaplain of Norfolk Island. He was living in Austinmer when he died in a motor accident in 1968.

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Typescript document with annotations. The story of the Groote Eylandt Mission covers the years 1921-1963

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  • Box: Moore College box 173
  • Shelf: H 1