Under the Southern Cross. History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Australia

Adelaide, Lutheran Publishing House, 1956.

Octavo, xii, 456 pages with numerous plates and illustrations.

Cloth slightly scuffed and marked; corners a little bumped; spine a little sunned; extremities a trifle worn; rear cover slightly bowed; flyleaves offset; ownership signature; a very good copy.

The editor's preface is instructive. Dr Brauer completed his manuscript in 1947, having spent over 25 years on it, but it remained unpublished on his death in 1949. Pastor Strelan was tasked with reducing the manuscript to one-third of its length; the complete original work is retained in the Lutheran Archives. Not least, there are five chapters (about 60 pages) on Aboriginal missions. Although a paperback facsimile edition was published in 1985, it is uncommon in our experience, and this first edition is scarce.

Item #70512

Price: $80.00