Baptists in Tasmania

People of faith: same place, different time

Baptist Beginnings in Tasmania

Assembly at Hobart Baptist Tabernacle circa 1906-1916
Assembly at Hobart Baptist Tabernacle circa 1906-1916

The Baptist Churches’ official presence in Van Diemen’s Land began in 1834, and continues to the present day. It is a rich, varied and inspiring story of faithful people doing their utmost for God’s highest.

Laurie RowstonTasmanian Baptist historian Laurie Rowston has done significant research about the Tasmanian Baptists, how we began, and the growth of specific ministries across the state.

Publications and articles about Tasmanian Baptists are available for download, below.

History Articles

Unless otherwise noted, history documents are written by Tasmanian Baptists’ Historian Laurence F. Rowston.

Spurgeon's Men and the Resurgence of Baptist Belief Read More
Difficulties Tasmanian Baptists Faced in the Early Days Read More
From Blackwood Creek to the World Read More
Burnie Baptist Church
A 100-year History, for the Centenary: 1899 to 1999 Read More
Gateway Baptist, formerly Memorial Baptist church
Henry and Margaret Reed impact Launceston Read More
Hobart Baptist Church
The work of the Hobart church during the 1921 pandemic Read More
A 100-Year History for the Centenary: 1884 to 1984 Read More
Sheffield Baptist
Learning from the past Read More
Ulverstone Baptist
A 100-year history for the Centenary: 1905 to 2005 Read More
Yolla Baptist
A 100-year HISTORY for the Centenary: 1910-2010 Read More
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