On 10Mar19 Songs of Hope broadcast the story of George Coles, the founder of the retail stores chain in Australia. He was a devout Christian. Story written by Annie Hamilton of Diduno (http://diduno.info).
Our “Chrstian who made a difference” for 15Apr18 was John Thornton. He lived in the 18th century in England, was very wealthy, and used his wealth for social good and for supporting Christian ministries. Play time is 5 minutes. Story written by E Carr.
Henry Holden founded the motor car industry in Australia, making 34,000 motor car bodies in 1925 and employing 2600 workers. All the main car manufacturers in Australia used his car bodies. He died in 1926 and his son Edward Holden took over the reins. Eventually in 1948 Australia produced its first 100% Australian made car. Listen again to the story of Henry Holden below. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 22Oct17 on Southern FM 88.3. Click the play button for the audio
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Eugene Veith started with nothing, was successful in business, and helped many with his wealth. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 23Apr17. Story brought to us by Brett Peatman.
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The “Christians who made a difference” segment on 1 May 2016 high-lighted the story of Royston Siddons, the founder of the Sidchrome brand in Australia. He gave his country a tool with which to build. He gave his country the common spanner. Siddons was a practising Christian. At his church, Ivanhoe Methodist Church, he was a lay preacher, a trustee, and Sunday-School superintendent. Listen to his story below.
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Mary Reiby was instrumental in founding Australia’s first bank. She came to Australia as a very young convict girl, but became a successful and respected business woman, and a woman of significant Christian influence and philanthropy. You will have seen her picture many times as it appears on Australia’s $20 note.
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Listen again to the story of William Arnott, the founder of Arnotts biscuits. He was a devout Christian and a successful business man. He was our “Christian who made a difference” on Songs of Hope on Sunday 31/1/2016
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