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Offline Jean Price

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Orange, New South Wales, Methodist Minister Training School
« on: Saturday 18 February 23 04:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,

An ancestor, Benjamin John James (1874 - 1955), born Daylesford, Victoria, was a Methodist in New Zealand. Apparently he had the choice of training in Auckland, New Zealand, or in Orange, New South Wales.
He turned down Orange as he thought the temperature would be too hot.
What do you think of that?
And what is the name of that training establishment in Orange?

Thank you for your help.
Jean
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Re: Orange, New South Wales, Methodist Minister Training School
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 February 23 06:03 GMT (UK) »
This link is to a paper detailing Methodist theological training in Australia.  The training colleges seem to be in capital cities.

AUSTRALIAN METHODIST THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION ...https://theacwr.squarespace.com s
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Do you have an idea of the approximate date for his decision?

Judith
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Re: Orange, New South Wales, Methodist Minister Training School
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 February 23 06:30 GMT (UK) »
You could Google the contact details for Orange Methodist Church.. perhaps someone there knows about this training establishment?
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Re: Orange, New South Wales, Methodist Minister Training School
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 February 23 09:50 GMT (UK) »
I'm not at my computer at the moment, but if you look on trove you will find reference to the Orange Methodist Institute in 1920. A possibility. :)


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Re: Orange, New South Wales, Methodist Minister Training School
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 February 23 12:06 GMT (UK) »
I'm not at my computer at the moment, but if you look on trove you will find reference to the Orange Methodist Institute in 1920. A possibility. :)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/101022525
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/101022449

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Re: Orange, New South Wales, Methodist Minister Training School
« Reply #5 on: Monday 20 February 23 00:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks cupoflife, they are the articles I saw.  :)


He turned down Orange as he thought the temperature would be too hot.
What do you think of that?



I haven't lived in Orange, but have visited a few times. My impression is that it is cold in Winter, in fact, due to the cooler weather Autumn is lovely with the colourful trees. Just looking at average temperatures, Summer seems to be around 27C, which I wouldn't consider hot, though it's so subjective - depends what you're used to.  :D
https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/australia/orange/climate