Lord Howe Island (New South Wales, AU)

A dependency of New South Wales, Australia, situated 436 miles (700 kilometers) northeast of Sydney. The island has an area of five square miles (13 square kilometers) and a population of 260. Seventh-day Adventist Work. There is one church on the island, with a membership of 22, belonging to the Greater Sydney Conference in Australia. Seventh-day Adventists first visited the island in 1895-1896, when J. M. Cole stopped there on his way from Norfolk Island to Sydney on the schooner Oscar Robinson . Then “in 1912 the light from Norfolk kindled a spark at Lord Howe Island” (E. H. Gates, In Coral Isles , p . 167), and a church of nine charter members was organized on May 11, 1913. In April 1920 the first Seventh-day Adventist church building on the island, erected by A. H. Ferris, was ded...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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