Alec Russell dies

Death of Alec Russell of Karuah, the earliest AIM Native Missionary. Alec Russell converted to Christianity at age 15 in 1905 and was one of the three first Native Workers of the AIM to “go forth on the Missionary journey”. He was the first Native Missionary to take up sustained work, engaging in itinerary missionary work, helping to build the St Clair and Moonan Cullah Mission houses and the Karuah Mission church. Russell was Missionary in charge at Cummeragunja until his marriage, after which he settled on the Karuah River at Soldier’s Point.