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

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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.

Heroine of a shipwreck (M Rogers)

Heroine of a shipwreck (M Rogers)

MaryAnnRogers-65pcIn 1899 the steamer SS Stella connecting Southampton to Guernsey sank, and over 100 lives were lost. Mary Rogers became a heroine. This is her story. Program Songs of Hope on Southern FM 88.3 on 1Oct17. Segment “Christians who made a difference”. Story duration 4 minutes.

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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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Jackie Pullinger helps drug addicts

Jackie Pullinger helps drug addicts

Jackie Pullinger

Jackie Pullinger

Hear again about the life of Jackie Pullinger, a Christian who has made a difference in Hong Kong. She has been showing care for drug addicts and prostitutes all her adult life. Put to air on Southern FM “Songs of Hope”, 8:45am 27Aug17

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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