I had gone to teach but stayed to learn: Geraldine MacKenzie at Aurukun Mission, 1925-1965

Cruickshank, Joanna and Grimshaw, Patricia 2015, I had gone to teach but stayed to learn: Geraldine MacKenzie at Aurukun Mission, 1925-1965, Journal of Australian studies, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 54-65, doi: 10.1080/14443058.2014.988636.

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Title I had gone to teach but stayed to learn: Geraldine MacKenzie at Aurukun Mission, 1925-1965
Author(s) Cruickshank, JoannaORCID iD for Cruickshank, Joanna orcid.org/0000-0001-9155-2625
Grimshaw, Patricia
Journal name Journal of Australian studies
Volume number 39
Issue number 1
Start page 54
End page 65
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1444-3058
Keyword(s) Gender history
Indigenous history
Missions history
Social Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Area Studies
Cultural Studies
Summary This article examines the missionary career of Geraldine MacKenzie who, with her husband Bill MacKenzie, served on the Presbyterian mission at Aurukun on the Cape York Peninsula between 1925 and 1965. It focuses primarily on MacKenzie’s own interpretation of and reflection on her experiences, as described in her memoir, Aurukun Diary. While the memoir elides some of the more controversial features of the MacKenzies’ tenure at Aurukun, it provides insights into the changing nature of missionary theology and practice on Aboriginal missions in the early twentieth century, particularly as they relate to the role of women—both missionaries and mission residents.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14443058.2014.988636
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Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Grant ID LP110200054
Copyright notice ©2015, International Australian Studies Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073354

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