Aboriginal Self Determination in Australia

This quantity represents the complaints of a convention celebrating the foreign yr for the World's Indigenous Peoples, held in Townsville, Queensland, in 1993.

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L. Fevold, op. , 64-65. For Nattestad's Letter to Valeur see T. C. ), Land of Thei,. Choice. : University of Minnesota Press, 1955, 65-66. " For the first time they were on their own spiritually, and this experience was to have an important effect on their attitudes when representatives of the Church finally did arrive. Although many Norwegian immigrants were deeply concerned with the prevailing religious chaos, others felt the absence of the regular clergy was salutary or at least unimportant.

When the pastors again met in 1852, the position was taken that English should not be taken 1 T. C. Blegen, Ole Rynning's T'ue Account of Amet'ica, op. , 89. a G. J. ), "America in the Forties: The Letters of Ole Munch Raeder," op. , 136. THE COMMON SCHOOL CONTROVERSY 39 up prior to the age of confirmation {r3 years). They also held that the American common school system was not in keeping with Christian ideas concerning education. At the same meeting proposals for the establishment of congregation schools were warmly received.!

Gjerset, in discussing the widening breach between the laity and clergy in connection with the persecution of Hauge, also takes note of other bases for the sharp differentiation between classes in eighteenth century Norway: The cleavage in Norwegian society was caused by the Reformation when the Danish language was introduced as the Church and literary language. The city population and the official class, including the clergy, which were strongly mixed with foreign elements, had thoroughly assimilated the Danish language and culture, while the rural population still spoke their own tongue and adhered to their old customs.

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