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Flynn, John
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(Nov 25, 1880, Moliagul, Australia – May 5, 1951, Sydney), son of a schoolteacher, attended University High School in Carlton and became a state schoolteacher in Victoria. Already entrusted with mission rural missions, Flynn trained for the Presbyterian ministry. His successful text, Bushman's Companion (1910), made Christianity relevant to land workers in the shearers' camps. His impressions of the vast Smith of Dunesk Mission (1911), which he conveyed to the Presbyterian Church in Australia, led to the founding of the Au…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Flynn, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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