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Missionary Martyrs
Missionary Martyrs

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Graeme Saunders

A three light stained glass window commemorates those missionaries who, in full knowledge of the danger, stayed with their New Guinean people rather than take the option to return to Australia and safety during World War Two. 

In Anglican terminology the New Guinea Martyrs were eight Anglican clergy, teachers and medical missionaries killed by the Japanese in 1942. The Anglican Bishop of New Guinea (then a diocese of the ecclesiastical Province of Queensland) Philip Strong having instructed Anglican missionaries to remain at their posts despite the Japanese invasion. Three hundred thirty-three church workers of various denominations were killed during the Japanese occupation of New Guinea in World War Two.

Location

Address:15 Gisborne Street, St. Peters Eastern Hill, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.80975
Long: 144.975221
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Mervyn Napier Waller

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1947
Front Inscription

DOGARA

MARTYRDOM
IN PAPUA 


THE GOOD SHEPHERD
GIVE HIS LIFE FOR 
THE SHEEP. St. John 10:11

Left Side Inscription
(Left Pane) 
NANGARA

BUNA ISIVITA


TO COMMEMORATE THE
MISSIONARIES MARTYRED 
IN NEW GUINEA 1942
Right Side Inscription
(Right Pane)
BUNA
BEACH 


THEY KNOWING FULL WELL 
THE RISK, ELECTED TO
STAY WITH THEIR FLOCK
Source: MA
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