Archive vb 1 clutching at things bound to fade. 2 releasing things of the past toward new possibilities.

Archive n 1 a place of dust and death. 2 any living site where past individuals, voices and challenges continue to shape the future.

The Hindmarsh Research Centre is a patchwork of historic scenes and conversations from Churches of Christ in Australia, held together by the desire for dynamic Christian mission and ministry. In stories from the past we hear the voices of those who were open to God’s creative future, which is always new and exciting. We seek to engage with these stories where they draw us toward knowing Christ in his simplicity and fullness, disentangled from convoluted accumulations of the ages.

While this website currently displays a lot of material from Victoria, this is due to current ease of access and the collections held in the archives. Over time, we endeavour to make this website more representative of Churches of Christ across Australia.



The Hindmarsh Research Centre collections consist of:

  • Important journals and publications, including the Australian Christian (1898-2003), Australian Christian Standard (1885-1897), Christian Pioneer (1868-1879), Millennial Harbinger (1830-1867), Christian Baptist (1827-1829), British Millennial Harbinger (1848-1870);
  • Pamphlets and tracts, including Provocative Pamphlets/Pamphlet Club (1955-1997);
  • Australian State and Federal Conference handbooks;
  • Photographs, paintings, furniture and artifacts.

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NOTE: The catalogue is currently linked to the Stirling library; archival resources and titles are still to be added.



The Hindmarsh Research Centre collections are housed in a new building adjoining the library at:

Stirling Theological College
44-60 Jacksons Rd
Mulgrave VIC 3170

Displays of historical materials are located in the college cafe. Archives access is generally limited to students and researchers. Please email archives@stirling.edu.au for further information.

Use of Archival Material - conditions

Research and Using the Collections info sheet


Donating material

If you are interested in donating any historical documents or objects relating to Churches of Christ identity in Australia to the Hindmarsh Research Centre, we would love to heat from you.

Donation of Materials to the Hindmarsh Research Centre



We are always seeking new volunteers to get involved in our Digitisation Project. Please contact archives@stirling.edu.au for further information.



Site content curated by Samuel Curkpatrick.

Contributors include Stephen Curkpatrick, Kerrie Handasyde, Sarah Backholer and Samuel Curkpatrick.



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