Colonial Life and Christian Experience


Cat No.:   AU5002:

No of pages in original: 511pp

Year published: (1897)

Author/Compiler: H. Hussey


Henry Hussey (1825-1903), evangelist, millenarian, printer and historian, emigrated from England to Australia with his parents and siblings in 1839.


More Than Half a Century of Colonial Life and Christian Experience, a large volume of over 500 pages, was first published in 1897. It is Henry's story, starting with his life in England, then emigration and arrival in South Australia. By 1850 he had a business and in the gold rushes printed the South Australian Register and the Adelaide Observer. From printing Hussey progressed to publishing Evangelical and millenarian journals, and to bookselling at his Bible Hall and Tract Depot in Adelaide. His time as secretary to George Fife Angas is also included.

This is a valuable resource for not only those interested in South Australia's early social and Christian history, but also for those with an interest or connections to Henry Hussey and his family.



1. Early Days in England

2. Emigration to South Australia

3. Arrival in South Australia in Its Early Days

4. Visit to Launceston and Sydney

5. Return to South Australia. Various Occupations

6. Commercial Failures and Disasters

7. Sunday-School Work and Trinity Church

8. Commenced Business as a Printer. Started the Church Intelligencer. Gold Discovery in Victoria. Return to the Register and Observer

9. Re-Commenced Business After Saving Register and Observer. Preaching--Stations and Services

10. Departure for the United States Via Tahiti and Panama, with Incidents of Travel

11. Tour Through Some of the United States. Baptised at Bethany

12. A Visit to England

13. Leaving England for South Australia a Second Time

14. Preaching, Printing, Publishing

15. Domestic Affairs. The Baptismal Question Again

16. My History of South Australia. Secular and Home Mission Work

17. Private Secretary to the Hon. G.F. Angas. Anti-Popish Crusade

18. Assist Pastor in Bentham Street Church. Sundry Matters--Personal, Social, and Political. the Bible in (or Out of) State Schools

19. Death of Pastor Playford. Appointed His Successor. My Mother's Death. A Candidate for the House of Assembly

20. Lectures on Prophecy. Visit to Visit to Neighbouring Colonies. Australian Quarterly Journal of Prophecy. Visit of Sir. Henry Varley

21. Death of Mr G.F. Angas, Compiling Material for His Memoirs. Had to Undergo a Serious Operation. Death of My Only Son, and the Effect It Had upon Me

22. Establishment of Adelaide Bible Hall and Tract Depot. Visit to Neighboring Colonies. Retirement from and Resumption, Office of Pastor in Bentham Street. Retirement from Bible Hall on Account of Infirmities of Old Age


 - The Missing Ones

 - Sankey's Songs and Solos--Nos. Referring to the Second Coming of Christ

 - Programme of Prophecy

 - Signs of the Approaching End of the Age

 - Remarks on a Few of These Signs.

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