Mike Baird – state premier

Mike Baird – state premier

Listen again to the story of Mike Baird, recent NSW premier. Story presented on Songs of Hope on 5Nov17 in “Christians who made a diference”. Story written by E Carr

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Henry Holden – founder of Australia’s car manufacturing

Henry Holden – founder of Australia’s car manufacturing

Holden-1937Henry 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

The car at the right is a 1937 Oldsmobile, with a Holden-made body

Founder of an Australian Charity – Gerard Tucker

Founder of an Australian Charity – Gerard Tucker

gerard-tucker_thumb.jpgOur “Christian who has made a difference” this week was an Aussie who failed in three jobs. He also failed some academic exams due to nervousness. But he went on to help the poor in Melbourne during the Great Depression, and to found the successful social welfare agency the “Brotherhood of St Lawrence”. He is Gerard Tucker. Listen again to his story, broadcast on “Songs of Hope” at 8:45am on 15Oct17.

Union founder (William Guthrie Spence)

Union founder (William Guthrie Spence)

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William Guthrie Spence

Listen again to the story of William Guthrie Spence. He was a key founder of Australia’s biggest union, the AWU, and a key founder of the Australian Labour Party. He was a devout Christian, and saw defending workers as the work of Christ.  Broadcast on Southern FM 88.3 on Songs of Hope on 24 Septermber 2017.

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Usain Bolt – running legend

Usain Bolt – running legend

Usain Bolt has been a running legend for years, winning the triple triple at Olympics. He is also a keen Christian. Hear his story in 5 minutes. Broadcast on Songs of Hope yesterday 20Aug17

Miracle of Dunkirk

Miracle of Dunkirk

Hear about the extraordinary events surrounding the Dunkirk evacuation after a national day of prayer in Britain. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on Sunday 13Aug17. Press play to listen or download

J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien

Listen to the story of J R R Tolkien, author of “Lord of the Rings”. He was a Christian who made a difference. Broadcast on Songs of Hope on 30Jul17. Written by E Carr and produced by R Carr. Play time is 6 minutes. Press play to listen or download.