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Launch: Captain Jack Radley and the Heyday of the Fleet

August 18, 2018, 5.00 PM-6.00 PM

Image to the cover of the book Captain Jack Radley and the Heyday of the Fleet

Celebrate the launch of a book telling the story of Seventh-day Adventist mission boats in the South Seas, the people who sailed them and the church they helped build

Featuring: Author Rose-Marie Radley; Dr Graeme Humble, Director of Adventist Mission, Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific; and Nathan Brown, Book Editor, Signs Publishing.


Since the earliest days of Seventh-day Adventist mission, reaching the people of the South Pacific has offered unique challenges. Vast oceans, remote islands and hostile populations, limited communications and the ever-present risks of tropical storms and diseases rendered this a region in which the gospel would only spread with longterm commitment. Generations of expatriate and then local missionaries faithfully took up this challenge—supported by a growing fleet of mission boats of many shapes and sizes. Captain Jack Radley was one of the dominant figures in the development and heyday of the fleet, demonstrating the pioneering spirit that saw the Adventist Church established and growing in these island nations, as well as contributing to the medical and economic development of the region. As such, this carefully researched history of Adventist mission boats is also the story of the people who sailed them and the international church they helped build.

Book available at special launch price of $20 (a saving of $7.95).

Afternoon tea precedes launch at 4.30 pm.

Presented by Signs Publishing and Avondale Academic Press as part of Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Homecoming.


August 18, 2018
5.00 PM-6.00 PM
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