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Russell Guy
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Sometime around 1930, an Irish pentecostal missionary, Isobella Hetherington arrived at Mossman in Far North Queensland. She was accompanied by an Aboriginal woman named Nellie who was a talented vocalist. Together they began ministering to the Kuku Yulanji Aboriginal people who had been forced to gather in small groups throughout the Daintree Rainforest.

Ten years later, a Mission was built on land purchased by the Assembly of God (Qld.) beside the Daintree River and fifty to seventy people moved there. For the next twenty years, they grew bananas and pineapples, built homes and struggled with a government policy that controlled most aspects of their lives. This is the story of how, in a rapidly changing world, the Kuku Yulanji and the Missionaries sought to understand each other at a time before Reconciliation became a national objective.

Baptised Among Crocodiles is an amazing story of white settlement and its effect on the region. While most of us are familiar with the horrors of that time - the hardships on Palm Island and the slaughters - this book focuses on a largely positive movement. It pays tribute to people who were ahead of their time, like the nursing sister Isabella Hetherington who became a missionary at Mossman and Daintree.
Marie Low, The Cairns Post, 26/2/2000

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