The first Christmas in Australia

first fleet The_Founding_of_Australia_Sydney_Cove,_484x252Yesterday, Sunday 15Dec19 on Songs of Hope, we heard about the first Christmas in Australia in 1788.

St Nicholas – the origin of Santa Claus

Listen again to the story of St Nicholas, the man who started the tradition of giving at Christmas. The Dutch version of his name became “Santa Claus”. Songs of Hope broadcast on 8Dec19. Press play to listen or download.

Jim Fanstone saves lives in outback Brazil

Jim Fanstone saves lives in outback Brazil

Listen again to the story of Doctor James Fanstone, who went as a Christian doctor to the interior of Brazil in 1924 and built a hospital almost single-handedly. First broadcast on 88.3 on 2012 10 14. (5 mins). Press play to listen or download.

Graeme Clark – Inventor of the bionic ear

Graeme Clark – Inventor of the bionic ear

graeme clarkListen to the story of Australian doctor, Graeme Clark. He invented the bionic ear (Cochlear Ear) which gives profoundly deaf people hearing and speech. Broadcast on Southern FM “Songs of Hope”. Segment “Christians who have made a difference”. Press play to listen or download.

Catherine Hamlin helps 30,000 Ethiopians

Listen to the story of Catherine Hamlin, a Christian Australian doctor who went to Ethiopia and started mid-wifery schools and a hospital to help women before and after childbirth. Broadcast on Songs of Hope. Press play to listen or download.