John McDouall Stuart 599x599Songs of Hope’s “Christian who made a difference” was John McDouall Stuart, the great Australian explorer. He forged a path to the centre of Australia and from Adelaide north across the continent to what is now Darwin. He did this at great personal cost to his health. His path has become a national highway, the Stuart Highway. He was also a practising Christian man

Ossie Cruse was a Christian aboriginal who was important in seeking social justice and reconciliation for Australian aborigines. He did this without resorting to violence. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 29Apr18. Songs of Hope website https://songsofhope883.com/

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Listen again to an extract from a diary of a soldier at Gallipoli during the first world war. Read by Rod Carr. Broadcast during Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 on 22Apr18.

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