The Australian Friend is now online at, as AYM agreed during Yearly Meeting in January 2012 in Perth.

There are significant advantages to receiving The AF as a web-based journal:

  • Explore Quaker Voice – our new portal for global news from a Quaker perspective,
  • Post free classified ads,
  • See images in colour,
  • Adjust the text and images to your preferred size,
  • Enjoy audio and video clips,
  • Print an entire issue by clicking on the PDF icon or choose articles you want,
  • Share articles with friends by email or Facebook,
  • Copy the text of any article,
  • Share your comments and participate in discussions,
  • Look for special items, such as e-books, movies, links and other features,
  • Use tags to follow topics of interest in both current and back issues,
  • Reduce your carbon footprint.

If you do nothing:

  • The services you now receive will continue until July
  • You will receive an email alerting you when a new issue is ready at
  • You can go to and Quaker at any time to see what is new
  • If you receive the AF as a PDF file, it will continue.
  • If you paid a subscription for the printed version, it will continue.
  • If you are a Member of AYM and we don’t have your email address you will continue to receive the AF by mail.

You must tell us if

  • Your email address or other details in the AYM data base need to be changed
  • You wish to receive the printed version after July
  • You wish to stop the email notification of new issues

To do this:

  • click ‘Reply’ and provide new details
  • change your details online at
  • email
  • mail Stephen Hodgkin at 77 Bonython Street, Downer ACT 2602
  • – or phone Stephen at (02) 6262 7389 or (02) 4473 6778.

There are additional options available at the web site.

To submit articles for Australian Friend or Quaker Voice, or

For other queries about the online Australian Friend or Quaker Voice visit the website or or email or

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