AC Flower, Convict and Sometime Quaker

Malcolm Whyte, Canberra Regional Meeting I thought I was the first, and only, Quaker in my family tree, but recently I was made aware by my son Bruce that I had a great-great uncle who was a convict and a Quaker early in the nineteenth century. Here is his story drawn...

A good strong rope

Chris Warner, Victoria Regional Meeting I am told that during blizzards in very cold climates, visibility can be so reduced that the snow-filled sky cannot be discerned from the snow-covered earth. The whole world turns white, the horizon disappears, and it is...

Quaker service in China: Evolution amidst revolution

Wuna Reilly and James Reilly, New South Wales Regional Meeting The history of Quakers’ engagement in China begins, appropriately, with opposition to war. During the Second Opium War in China (1856-1860), Adam Davidson was a 24-year-old Methodist from Ireland, and a...
Know one another: A long love affair with Quakers

Know one another: A long love affair with Quakers

David Purnell, Canberra Regional Meeting  I have had a long love affair with Quakers. I was brought up within the Congregational tradition, which had a strong sense of independence of thought and action. When I first attended the Canberra Quaker Meeting in the...