Baptism in Barambah Creek at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1930

Mr LW Long, director of the Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia, comes to Barambah in 1928 to baptise twenty-eight local Christians. He founds the Inland People’s Church. The church begins with thirty-five members and five deacons. Within the church, missionaries give the Barambah people a degree of leadership.


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