Pastors Schulze, Schwarz and Kempe

Rev Kempe

The Manse- The home of the Heinrich family.

The Manse and its earliest inhabitants

The Manse was completed in 1888 and built to accommodate the first missionaries and their equally intrepid wives who had journeyed from Hamburg, Germany into a new and totally unfamiliar world in Central Australia.

Aboriginal wurley-traditional hut

Life before Europeans

Arrarnta culture was rich and aligned to the semi-arid country they called home. Knowledgeable elders used medicine to heal the sick and perform sacred ceremonies to replenish the natural world. While people were sometimes at the mercy of harsh climatic conditions they had and intimate knowledge of their land and the places to find food, water and spiritual guidance.