Assemblies and Officers of the Baptist Union of Australia
© David Parker Sept 1999
Nov 1897 Melbourne - first meeting of intercolonial representatives
Sept 1902 Adelaide - Interstate Baptist Federal Conference (representatives from NSW, Vic., S.A., W.A.)
1903 Melbourne - Meeting of Federal Council
1908 Sydney - 1st Australasian Baptist Congress
1911 Melbourne - 2nd Australasian Congress
Aug 1912 Melbourne - Interstate Convention
Aug 1922 Melbourne - 3rd Australasian Congress
Aug 1925 Adelaide - 4th Australasian Baptist Congress
1926 Sydney (Inaugural Assembly)
1975 The Gold Coast, Queensland (First National Baptist Family Convention)
1986 Sydney (Diamond Jubilee Assembly)
1988 Sydney (Australian Bicentennial Assembly)
1926-1929 Rev. J.H. Goble, Victoria.
1929-1932 Mr. Stow Smith, J.P., South Australia.
1932-1935 Rev. Dr. C.J. Tinsley, New South Wales.
1935-1938 Mr. E.H. Jenkin, Victoria.
1938-1941 Rev. R. Sayce, Queensland.
1941-1944 Rev. Dr. A.J. Waldock, Canberra.
1944-1947 Rev. Dr. A.C. Hill, E.D., B.A., B.D., South Australia.
1947-1950 Rev. G.P. Rees, Victoria.
1950-1953 Rev. Dr. W.L. Jarvis, New South Wales.
1953-1956 Mr. C.G. Sweetman, J.P., Queensland.
1956-1959 Mr. E. Haselgrove, South Australia.
1959-1962 Rev. FA. Marsh, Victoria.
1962-1965 Rev. Principal-Emeritus G.H. Morling, O.B.E., M.A., New South Wales.
1965-1968 Rev. F.J.C. Stone, B.A., Queensland.
1968-1971 Mr. C.W. Branson, B.Ec., Dip.Com., A.C.A.A., F.A.I.M., South Australia.
1971-1975 Rev. Dr. G.H. Blackburn, M.A., B.D., B.Ed., Ph.D., Victoria.
1975-1978 Rev. Dr. G.N. Vose, B.A., B.Ed., Th.M., Ph.D., Western Australia.
1978-1981 Mr. F.J. Church, O.B.E., LL.B., New South Wales.
1981-1984 Rev. J.D. Williams, A.M., B.A., B.D., Victoria.
1984-1988 Rev. Dr. E.G. Gibson, M.A., B.Sc.(Econ.), B.Ed., B.D., Th.D., Queensland.
1926-29 Rev. G.P. Rees
1929-32 Rev. Dr. A.C. Hill, E.D., B.A., B.D.
1932-35 Rev. Joshua Robertson, M.A.
1935-47 Rev. G.P. Rees
1947-48 Rev. F.A. Marsh
1949-71 Rev. Dr. G.H. Blackburn, M.A., B.D., B.Ed., Ph.D.
1971-74 Rev. J.G. Manning, M.B.E.
1974-78 Rev. R. Kingsley Smith, Dip.R.E., A.I.M.M.
1979-85 Rev. G.G. Ashworth, Dip.R.E.
1985- Mr. O.C. Abbott, B.Com., F.A.S.A.