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  • Published: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446476451
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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On The Missionary Trail


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This is the strange and wondrous story of an eight-year voyage and a mission to save souls. Their mission started in the South Seas, where they reported scenes of chiefs surfing, perpetual warfare and a sudden surge of Christianity. From there they went via New Zealand, Australia and its aboriginal hinterland, through 'the Orient' to India and slave-ridden Mauritius. Based on contemporary journals, mission reports, letters and illustrations, and bursting with character and anecdote. ON THE MISSIONARY TRAIL is both the enthralling narrative of the longest missionary voyage ever undertaken and a colourful, detailed, eye-opening snapshot of little-known worlds, set against the wider picture of evangelism and guilt, heroism and humanity.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446476451
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
Categories:

About the Author

Tom Hiney

Born in 1970, Tom Hiney is the author of an acclaimed biography of Raymond Chandler and On the Missionary Trail. He worked as a journalist in London before moving to South Africa where he now lives with his wife and son.

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Praise for On The Missionary Trail

“Hiney does a fine job pulling together a mass of sources and histories to re -create this distant and disparate world”

Joe Cogan, Independent


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