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The Religion of Legacy: 'to visit orphans and widows in their affliction'


This essay first appeared in Lucas: an Evangelical History Review nos 23 & 24, 1997-8, pp.63-82 and is reprinted here with minor amendments. For greater detail on the Legacy Club of Adelaide, see Brian Dickey, A Generation of Legacy service: South Australia and Broken Hill since 1945, Legacy Club of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1997.

Brian Dickey, now retired, was a long-time associate professor of history at Flinders University and is a member of the Professional Historians Association (SA). He has published 13 books and numerous historical articles.

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