Monday, December 29, 2008

Australia Melbourne Mission

Australia Melbourne (East) Mission consolidated to become Australia Melbourne Mission 1 July 2010


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Bruce R. McConkie (Australia South Mission) 1961-1964

Glen Overton

"New Mission Presidents Begin Service," (Dennis R. Lifferth) Ensign [July 2010].

"Mission Presidents Assignments for 2010," (New Mission  Australia Melborne— Dennis R. Lifferth; former mission president Melbourne East Corey B. Lindley — Mission Consolidation) Ensign [July 2010].

"New Mission Presidents," (Dennis Ray Lifferth) Church News [Saturday, 23 January 2010].

“New Mission Presidents Now in Place,” (Australia Melbourne East Mission, Corey B. Lindley) Liahona, Aug. 2007, N4–N5

“New Mission Presidents Now in Place Worldwide,” (Australia Melbourne East Mission, Corey B. Lindley) Ensign, July 2007, 77–78

"New Mission Presidents Receive Assignments," (new mission president Corey B. Lindley, former mission president Paul R. Coward) Church News [Saturday, 3 March 2007].

"New mission presidents," (Corey Bart Lindley) Church News [Saturday, 3 February 2007].

“New Mission Presidents Begin Service,” (Paul R. Coward) Ensign, July 2004, 74–75

"New and Returning Mission Presidents for 113 Missions," (new mission president Paul R. Coward, former mission president Glen A. Overton) Church News [Saturday, 6 March 2004].

"New mission presidents," (Paul Ross Coward) Church News [Saturday, 14 February 2004].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president Glen AllenOverton, former mission president Dean R. Hodson) Church News [Saturday, 10 March 2001].

"New mission presidents," (Glen A. Overton) Church News [Saturday, 10 February 2001].

"Area Authority Seventies," (former mission president Bruce Mitchell released from 3rd Quorum of Seventy) Church News [Saturday, 9 October 1999].

"New Temple Presidents," (
former mission president P. Bruce Mitchell called as president of Sydney Australia Temple) Church News [Saturday, 25 September 1999].

"Deaths: Robert K. Thomas," Church News [Saturday, 17 October 1998].

"New area assignments,' (P. Bruce Mitchell called to 3rd Quourm of Seventy) Church News [Saturday, 4 July 1998].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents: 1998," (new mission president Dean R. Hodson, former mission president Paul R. Anderson) Church News [Saturday, 7 March 1998].

"New Mission Presidents," (Dean R. Hodson) Church News [Saturday, 31 January 1998].

"Church Deaths: Aldon J. Anderson," Church News [Saturday, 30 March 1996].

"New Mission Presidents Assigned," (new mission president Paul R. Anderson, former mission president D. Earl Hurst) Church News [Saturday, 18 March 1995].

"Two new mission presidents have been called," (Earl Hurst) Church News [Saturday, 2 July 1994].

"New mission presidents," ( Charles R. Hobbs originally assigned but sent to New Hampshire Manchester Mission instead) Church News [Saturday, 7 May 1994].

"Assignments announced for new mission presidents," (new mission presidents Boyd F. Henderson, former mission president Dale G. Newbold) Church News [Saturday, 19 March 1988].

"New mission presidents," (Dale G. Newbold) Church News [Saturday, 12 March 1988].

“Appointments,” (Boyd F. Henderson) Ensign, Aug. 1986, 80

“Mission Presidents,” (Aldon J. Anderson) Ensign, June 1986, 74

“In Memoriam: Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Advocate for Truth,” New Era, Jun 1985, 8

“Mission Presidents, Assignments Announced,” (Robert K. Thomas) Ensign, May 1983, 92

“Nine New Missions Formed, Fifty Mission Presidents Called,” (Bruce Mitchell) Ensign, Aug. 1977, 76–77

“Mission Presidents Called,” (John Mack Richards Covey) Ensign, May 1975, 126–27



William G. Eggington, "The Church in Australia," Encyclopedia of Mormonism

"Country Information: Australia," Church News [Saturday, 15 October 2009].

"Temple Moments: Trials, Bless," (senior couple Henry A. and Lorraine McDonald Jr.) Church News [Saturday, 8 September 2007].

"Obituary--Jerry Dean Peay," (missionary 1984-1986) Provo Daily Herald 20 December 2004.

"New Temple Presidents," (Graeme Edward Cray called as president of the Melbourne Australia Temple former mission president counselor) Church News [Saturday, 25 September 2004].

"Obituaries--Joyce F. Sanders," (wife of former mission president Christian F. Sanders who served 1980-1983) Church News [Saturday, 24 July 2004].

Christopher Cooper, "Small Island Branch Sends Three Members on Full-time Missions," (Sister Kali Bani) Church News [Saturday, 13 December 2003].

“President Hinckley Dedicates Temple, Visits Members ‘Down Under’,” Ensign, Sept. 2003, 75–77

R. Scott Lloyd, "Communicating with the World: In Serving International Guests," (former missionary Jerry Hsieh) Church News [Saturday, 2 March 2002].

"Family History Moments: 'One and the Same'," (Elder Gichin Marsden) Church News [Saturday, 30 June 2001].

“Members Serve Communities Worldwide,” (missionaries spruce up a shopping center) Ensign, Jan. 2001, 76

"Business Leader Speaks on Families," (John M. R. Covey former mission president) Church News [Saturday, 25 August 2001].

Ortensia Greco Conte, “‘Call Those Missionaries’,” Ensign, Oct. 2000, 64–65

“The MTC Experience,” (missionary Dallin Ashby) New Era, Jun 2000, 28–45

"New Mission Presidents," ( former counselor in mission presidency Edward James Phipp called as mission president Taiwan Taipei Mission) Church News [Saturday, 4 March 2000].

Kent Larsen, "Cannabis Served to Mormon Missionaries," (Elder Tom Pettit) Melbourne The Age, 19 December 1999.

Kent Larsen, "Defense Claims Cannabis Poisoning Just A Joke," Melbourne Herald Sun, 17 December 1999.

Janet Kruckenberg, "
The announcements of new holy edifices bring joy and tears," (Edna Ord former secretary to Bruce R. McConke and mission presidents) Church News [Saturday, 20 February 1999]. 

“Thirteen New Missions Created,” (Australia Melbourne West Mission created from Australia Melbourne Mission) Ensign, Apr. 1998, 76

T. Sean Wight, “My Own Emergency Team,” Liahona, Feb 1998, 34

"New missions created; total now 331," (Australia Melbourne West Mission created from Australia Melbourne Mission) Church News [Saturday, 10 January 1998].

T. Sean Wight, “My Own Emergency Team,” New Era, Jun 1997, 12

"South Pacific visit: Pres. Hinckley completes 8-day tour," Church News [Saturday, 24 May 1997].

"New regional representatives," (Raymond Angus Page former mission president's counselor) Church News [Saturday, 27 August 1994].

Thomas S. Monson, “My Personal Hall of Fame,” (missionary Craig Sudbury) Ensign, Jul 1991, 2

Marjorie B. Newton, “Rosa Clara: Australian Pioneer,” Tambuli, Jun 1991, 8

"4 sets of missionaries from one ward," (Sister Triscia Christopulos) Church News [Saturday, 6 April 1991].

Marjorie B. Newton, “Rosa Clara: Bravery on the Pacific,” Ensign, Aug 1990, 54

John Frazer, “He Beckoned Me,” (member converted by missionaries) Ensign, Apr. 1989, 60–61

Thomas S. Monson, “Missionary Memories,” (missionary Craig Sudbury) Ensign, Nov 1987, 41

“Tabernacle Choir to Tour Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii,” Ensign, Sept. 1987, 79

Michael Otterson, “Australia Today: And Now the Harvest,” Tambuli, Aug 1987, 23

Marjorie A. Newton, “Australia: The First Half of the Twentieth Century,” Tambuli, Aug 1987, 29

Michael Otterson, “Australia Today: And Now the Harvest,” Ensign, Oct 1986, 28

“Feedback--A Temptation,” (Sister Jackie De Guzman) New Era, Sep 1986, 3

Lynda Bakker and Majorie Newton, “Temple Crowns Growth in Australia,” Ensign, Sept. 1984, 77–78

“FYI: For Your Information--Three Convert Missionaries,” (Sister Chong Kheng Lin) New Era, Jun 1984, 44

“Relief Society Counselor Named,” (Ann Stoddard Reese takes place of Shirley Ann Wilkes Thomas wife of mission president Robert K. Thomas) Ensign, Nov. 1983, 91

Gordon B. Hinckley, “The Sustaining of Church Officers,” (release of Shirley W. Thomas as second counselor in Relief Society to accompany husband on mission) Ensign, Nov 1983, 4

“Ground Broken for First Temple in Australia,” (mentions Bruce R. McConkie who presided over Southern Australia Mission headquartered in Melbourne turning first shovelful of dirt in Sydney) Ensign, Oct. 1982, 77

“Feedback--Hitting Home,” (Elders Wright and Hathaway) New Era, May 1981, 3

“Feedback--Even Old-Timers,” (Elder and Sister Maughan) New Era, Apr 1981, 3

Jerry P. Cahill, “Area Conferences in a ‘New Land Apart’,” Ensign, Feb. 1980, 77

“Feedback--In Focus,” (Elder Daniel A. Washburn) New Era, Aug 1978, 3

“Lesson 34: Obedience,” (Keith Brian Rutledge) Aaronic Priesthood Manual 1, 119

“Area Conferences Announced for South Pacific,” Ensign, Sept. 1975, 94–95

“Feedback--Sorry Brisbane,” (Elders Boren, Thayne, Skinner, Baker, Booth, and Greenwood) New Era, Jun 1975, 2

John M. R. Covey, “Q&A: Questions and Answers--“How important is a formal education?”,” New Era, Sept. 1975, 16–17

Thomas S. Monson, “My Personal Hall of Fame,” (Craig Sudbury) Ensign, Nov 1974, 107


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