Historical information

This photograph was probably sent to be used for advertising purposes to the mission.

Here is the program of the tour published in the Age on Saturday 22 November 1952, page 16:

"Australia's 15 stations of the world-famous Missions to Seamen are being visited by the general superintendent of the parent body in London, Rev. C. J. Brown, and. Mrs. Brown, who will arrive from Adelaide today.

This is the first visit of the world head of the organisation to this country. Mr; Brown will attend the triennial Australasian chaplains' conference at the Central Club, Flinders-street Extension, next month.
A full programme will include visits to the three clubs at Central. Port Melbourne and Williamstown, and to Geelong and Balla-rat, a tour of the Bay, an inspection of the work of a sister organisation, the British Sailors' Society, Geelong, and then on , to Geelong Grammar School.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown will be the guests of the Governor and Lady Brooks at lunch at Government House tomorrow, and of the Lord Mayor at a reception on Tuesday. On Friday afternoon Archbishop and Mrs. Booth will hold a reception at Bishopscourt to enable the visitors to meet heads of the churches.
Mr. Brown will preach at St. Paul's Cathedral tomorrow morning, and at St. Peter's Mariners' Church at 7 p.m. On December 7 he will preach, at Ballarat Cathedral, afterwards meeting workers of the Missions to. Seamen.

He will address a Rotarians' luncheon on Wednesday. On Thursday evening he will meet the Company of Master Mariners. At a reception by the chairman of the Harbor Trust (Mr. A. D. Mackenzie) on December 8, Mr. Brown will meet the heads of Melbourne shipping firms."


This was the first visit of the world head of the organisation to Australia since the beginning of the Missions to Seamen in this country.

Physical description

Black and white photograph depicting Reverend C.J Brown and his wife embarking at Liverpool for their Australian and Far East Tour.

Inscriptions & markings

Written at the back in black ink: Missions to Seamen/Australasian and Far East Tour of General Superintendant (Rev. C.J. Brown, M.A. and Mrs Brown/Arriving in Melbourne by air from Adelaide on Saturday next (22/11). This will be the first visit of the world chief of the Missions to Seamen in the nearby 100 years history of the Society in Melbourne/The photograph shows the visitors embarking at Liverpool when setting out on their tour.
In pencil: Padre+wife/2 vol./Pg 5
One black ink stamp from Associated Photo Services , 12A, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool 3 / one purple ink stamp empty