He’s been dubbed ‘the historian of the Australian Soul.’ Walking the streets of the Rocks area with Professor Stuart Piggin, poking down alleys full of history, READ MORE...
Walkin’ in Sydney...
He’s been dubbed ‘the historian of the Australian Soul.’ Walking the streets of the Rocks area with Professor Stuart Piggin, poking down alleys full of history, hearing extraordinary stories told beneath the Harbour Bridge, brought that title to life. Through his eyes, stained glass windows became illuminated tales of faith. In his hands fragile letters written immediately after the First Fleet landed, took us into the minds and hearts of the first Christians to stand on Australian soil.
The thirty or so pilgrims who braved the wet last weekend, had their imaginations set to work reconstructing an unlikely narrative of dedicated service, sacrificial giving and creative initiative woven into the earliest days of the convict settlement in Sydney. Most reported eye-opening moments. The two school students from Pacific Hills were captured by Maria Lock, an Aboriginal woman with a remarkable story. They're working to relay it to their peers.
That's what I wanted to hear - young people excited enough about their spiritual heritage to want to share it. Not only that, but grandparents were stirred to use their devices to record their stories for their families and others to engage their friends in doing the same.
Now we’re talking!
Join The Outback Historian, Paul Roe, on an unforgettable journey into Australia's Past as he follows the footprints of the Master Storyteller and uncovers unknown treasures of the nation.