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Kirkby, Sydney James
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(Jan 24, 1879, Bendigo, Victoria – Jul 13, 1935, Sydney), an Anglican priest, converted under the influence of Herbert Smirnoff Begbie. He studied at the Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, and was ordained in 1905. Kirkby became well known as a pioneer of the Protestant mission and as a campaigner for political issues. In 1920, he was a founding missionary of the newly established Bush Church Aid Society, which aimed to meet the challenges facing the missions of the H…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Kirkby, Sydney James”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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