Waiapu Church Gazette, Volume XVIII, Issue 11, 1 May 1928, Page 13
Speaking at Melbourne the Bishop of North Queensland, as reported i>y the Church Standard, said that m two and a half years three priests from his diocese had been chosen to lie Bishops. The Australian church had a fixed habit of taking Bujjh Brothers and making them Bishops. Seven Brothers had been already elected to Ihe Bench. The six existing Bush Brotherhoods were m charge of about 700,--000 square miles of country— nearly a quarter of the whole Commonwealth. Between 30 and 40 priests were engaged ia the work which was carried on by means of horse, car and aeroplane. The fifth report of the World Call stated that the Bush Brothers were generously supported by the church m Australia; but this was not entirely true. Most of the brotherhoods were not helped to any important extent I.y the church hi Australia. If the church knew what was being done she could not grudge her help. The pastoral devotion of the brothers to the people of the bush was a proverb. The Australian Board of Missions would shortly, he believed, demand! of General Synod the powers needed to take up this work, and bring it regularly before the whole church. Mr Jowett, the welll-knowti pastoraliet, earnestly commended the Bishop's appeal. Provision for the dwellers m the "out-back" was, he said, not only a humanitarian or religious question, but a national question.