National Christian Heritage Sunday celebrates the Gospel of Jesus Christ arriving on Australia's shores. Australia's first minister was the Reverend Richard Johnson. He arrived with the first fleet. On 3rd February 1788 Rev. Johnson held the first Christian service in Australia. The day will now be celebrated on the first Sunday in February each year. The date for 2017 will be Sunday 5th February.
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The Gospel arrives in New Zealand
December 1814 the Reverend Samual Marsden led a team of missionaries to New Zealand. The Gospel was preached for the first time on Christmas morning 1814. 2014 was the 200th anniversary.
ANZAC Service Centenary
2016 is the 100th anniversary of the first ANZAC service. It was commenced by WW1 Chaplains returning from the war.
Kokoda Track Battle 75th Anniversary: 23rd July 2017
View a devotional on this and the relationship between the ANZAC's and Israel on
the Christian History Research website.
Centenary of the Capture of Beersheba 31 October 2017
On 31 October 1917 two events happened which shaped future world history. The first was the capture of Beersheba by British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers, part of the Egyptian expeditionary force under General Allenby.
The second was the decision by the British War Cabinet to endorse the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home- the legal foundation of the future state of Israel.
A Tribute to Influential Christians
For profiles on influential Australia Christians visit this site.