St Thomas' Church, Mulgoa: Gordon Briscoe

Uncle Gordon Briscoe revisits the yard of St Thomas’s Church, describing how it was built by convicts, a favoured church of Governor MacArthur, and the times Gordon and the other children spent there, welcomed into the church. They were visited by Herb Simms and Ossie Cruse (both prominent NSW Christian Kooris) and Don Brady, a Queensland Christian leader of Aborigines. Many of the children went on to do Christian Evangelical programs.

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Keywords: Identity; daily life; childhood; racism; stolen generations; moving; heritage; early settlement