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Pacific ApostleThe 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions$
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David O. McKay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042850

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.001.0001

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The Australian Mission

The Australian Mission

Chapter:
(p.243) Chapter Eleven The Australian Mission
Source:
Pacific Apostle
Author(s):

David O. McKay

, Reid L. Neilson, Carson V. Teuscher
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.003.0011

The Australian Mission marked the last official stop of McKay and Cannon’s ecclesiastical tour. Before their three-month journey home, the two men spent nearly a month gauging the state of LDS affairs in Oceania. In the following weeks, they spoke at meetings across Australia. McKay recognized the difficulties faced by Mormon missionaries in Australia—prejudice, religious apathy, and English conservatism. The apostle was struck by the distinct variety of terrain, plants, and animals he encountered. When it was time to say good-bye, McKay concluded his diary entries for the Pacific portion of his world tour, thus fulfilling his apostolic assignment. He and Cannon completed their circumnavigation of the globe just before Christmas 1921, happy to be home with family and friends in Utah.

Keywords:   Australia, Tasmania, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Mormon, Mormonism, LDS, Latter-day Saints, mission, steam travel

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