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Perry, James Charles Hamley (1902–1993) and Muriel Albertina (Powrie) (1902–1998)

By Graeme Hamley Perry

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Graeme Hamley Perry, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 2008 as dean School of Graduate Studies and associate professor of research design at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. Born and educated in Australia he served as both educator and administrator in schools and higher education. Married to Glenys, they have two sons and a daughter. He currently edits TEACH Journal of Christian Education for Avondale University College.

First Published: January 29, 2020

James Charles Hamley Perry and his wife, Muriel Albertina, were partners for 16 years as pioneer missionaries for the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in the South Pacific Islands, and subsequently for 18 years of pastoral evangelism in Western Australia.

Early Years

Hamley Perry was born at Hamley Bridge, SA, on October 10, 1902, the eighth and youngest child of Rachel Chynoweth Perry (née Kitto, 1861–1943) and William Perry (1853–1936).1 William and Rachel Perry joined the SDA Church in 1911.2 Soon afterward the family left their dairy farm in the Quorn district of South Australia and moved to a wheat farm at Betric, near Temora, NSW.3 This meant that the family could observe the Sabbath in a more satisfying manner.4

Muriel Albertina Powrie was born on August 16, 1902, at Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.5 She was the fourth child of John Albert Powrie (Joiner, 1871–1960) and Clara Louisa Powrie (née Johnson, 1875–1964).6 Clara had been baptized under the ministry of Robert Hare in 1890, and John was later baptized in 1899.7 After a rural life at Paraparaumu, the family moved to Sydney in 1912, where Muriel attended Chatswood Public School. She later completed training as a seamstress.8

College Years

Hamley studied at the Australasian Missionary College (AMC) at Avondale between 1925 and 1929.9 While at Avondale he was the missionary committee secretary in 1927,10 and was working as a literature evangelist early in 1929 in order to earn college fees.11 It was reported by C. H. Parker, conference president, that he had “left a splendid impression” while canvassing at Mudgee, NSW.12

Muriel Powrie attended AMC between 1926 and 1928.13 There she met Hamley Perry. She and Hamley were married in the Ashfield, Sydney, SDA Church on November 13, 1930.14

Early Ministry in South New Zealand

After finishing his studies at AMC, Hamley commenced working in 1930 in South New Zealand, initially as a literature evangelist. After just two weeks he was employed as a Bible worker.15 He was located on an evangelistic team at Oamaru.16 After their marriage the couple were located in Southland, South New Zealand, where Hamley worked as part of an evangelistic team with A. I. Mitchell during 1931.17 In September 1931 at the Australasian Union Conference session they were appointed to mission service as director of the Santo district, stationed at Big Bay on the island of Espirito Santo, New Hebrides.18

The New Hebrides—Becoming Missionaries

Hamley and Muriel Perry sailed to Sydney in April 1932 and in preparation for their mission service, obtained some rudimentary medical training at the Sydney Sanitarium.19 They departed Sydney for the New Hebrides on June 9, 1932, replacing A. H. Weil and his wife.20 For a year they consolidated Weil’s work. They then were transferred to Tanna Island, New Hebrides, in mid-1933, again replacing the Weils, who were taking furlough in Australia.21 In the eight months that they were on Tanna, a church building was finished and dedicated, and a second mission station was built. Regular attendance grew by almost 100 percent to more than 100. Engaging in necessary medical work, Hamley was reported to have given “fifteen injections for yaws at one place, forty-four at another, and seventy-eight at another.”22

Pioneering at Redcliffe on the Island of Aoba

With the return of the Weils to Tanna in early 1934, Hamley and Muriel Perry transferred to the new training school at Aore.23 They remained at Aore for a little more than a year, at which time they were appointed to commence work on the island of Aoba.24 By July 1935 it was reported by Gerald Peacock, superintendent of the New Hebrides Mission, that “Brother Perry is making good headway, and the people are cooperating with him.”25 Before taking furlough in July 1935, a house for the director and a church had been constructed, and a school was almost complete.26 Hamley Perry returned from furlough in January 1936.27 Muriel remained in Sydney until the birth of their daughter Rhonda at the Sydney Sanitarium on the same day her grandfather William died.28 Muriel returned to the New Hebrides with their baby daughter, but in December at year end, Hamley, suffering from ill health, returned with his family to Sydney.29 They returned to Aoba in April 1937.30

In August 1940 the family arrived in Sydney for their next furlough.31 During this furlough Hamley was ordained in the Wahroonga SDA Church.32 They returned to Aoba in February 1941.33 However, on their return they were hampered by ill health.34 Notwithstanding, mission secretary J. E. Martin reported of Aoba that “Brother and Sister Perry have a very aggressive work started.”35 This assessment was later acknowledged by Algy Gallagher and Dean Giles.36

The Solomon Islands, Outbreak of War and Evacuation

In June 1941 Hamley Perry was appointed Solomon Islands Mission superintendent.37 With the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific on December 7, 1941, Perry, as superintendent, was responsible to ensure that plans were in place for the evacuation of expatriate personnel should such become necessary. Assignment of local leadership also had to be planned.

In early 1942 it did become necessary, first to evacuate expatriate women and children. The safe arrival in Australia of a group including Muriel Perry and Rhonda was announced in the Australasian Record of February 9, 1942.38 Meanwhile Perry and a group of SDA missionary colleagues, including Archibald Barrett, Jim Cormack, David Ferris, John Gosling, John Howse, and Charlie Tucker, left the Solomon Islands aboard the mission vessel Melanesia on January 27 and arrived safely in Bundaberg, QLD, on February 18.39 Their arrival in Bundaberg caused a great deal of excitement and made an impact on the community.40 Kata Ragoso was left in charge of the work of the church in the Solomon Islands. He later described the scene as the missionaries departed Batuna.41

Service During World War II

While in Australia during the war years, Hamley and Muriel Perry were appointed to serve in the South New South Wales Conference. 42 Together with Robert Abbott they engaged in pastoral and evangelistic work at Bowral.43 Their thoughts continued to be with the work of the church in the Solomon Islands. A friend from the Marovo Lagoon in the western Solomon Islands assured them that Kata Rangoso was showing courage in managing the work of the church under great difficulty.44

Return, Restoration, and the Need for Both Boats and Reequipping

In July 1943 Perry was appointed superintendent of the New Hebrides Mission.45 The family, however, continued in pastoral work until the birth of their son, Graeme Hamley, at the Sydney Sanitarium.46 On settling in at mission headquarters at Aore, they encountered many challenges. They were particularly in need of vessels so that the missionaries could move around the many islands.47 Missionary A. D. Pietz reported that he and his family had been isolated on one small island for more than 12 months.48

In 1947 Perry documented a number of experiences of missionary life. 49 On July 14, 1947, the Perry family arrived in Sydney with the intent of sailing a new mission vessel back to the New Hebrides. They were accompanied by five New Hebrideans, who were to be the crew for the journey.50 After delays the vessel was dedicated on October 2.51 The vessel sailed for the New Hebrides on October 7 with Captain Reece in command, J.C.H. Perry (chief officer), C. Tucker (engineer), and the five crew.52 In the New Hebrides Perry continued his role as mission superintendent while Muriel and the family remained in Wahroonga.53 He finally returned to Sydney on February 13, 1949.54 He had been appointed to the Western Australian Conference after 16 years of mission service.55

Building, Campgrounds, Churches, and Church Membership (1949–1967)

The Perrys commenced service in Western Australia at Albany, Denmark, and Mount Barker (1949–1953). He then transferred to Mount Lawley and Osborne Park (1954–1957); Queens Park, South Perth, and Victoria Park (1958–1959); Manjimup and Kulikup, Bridgetown and Bidellia/Donnelly (1960–1963); Moora (1963–1965); and Narrogin (1966–1967).56 During these years Perry used his practical skills in the building of three churches: Denmark,57 Mount Lawley,58 and Victoria Park.59 He assisted in building Welshpool campground facilities (1950) 60 and Karalundi Mission.61 He also served as camp superintendent for some of the period.62 Muriel’s participation included supporting congregational hospitality, assisting church fund raising “stalls” by organizing, baking, sewing items for sale, and effecting sales on the day.63

Retirement Recruitment

Hamley and Muriel Perry retired from active service on December 9, 1967.64 In August 1969 they commenced a period as caretakers of the Wahroonga Mission Hostel, supporting many missionaries in their mission service.65 In 1971 Hamley was the secretary of the Retired Worker’s Association.66 On moving to Cooranbong, NSW, Hamley, as a member and elder of the Avondale Memorial church, visited seniors, delivering The Record. He strongly supported the annual Appeal for Missions fund-raising effort and spent some time as caretaker of Ellen G. White’s home Sunnyside and the South Seas Museum.67 Muriel maintained her life ministry of communicating, dressmaking, friendship, and hospitality.68

Hamley Perry died on October 30, 1993.69 Muriel Perry died on March 6, 1998.70 Both are buried in the Avondale SDA Cemetery.71

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Ackland, Phyllis. “Dedication of the Denmark Seventh-day Adventist Church.” Australasian Record, February 15, 1954.

Anderson, Ormond K. “Lord Mayor of Perth Opens New Church.” Australasian Record, August 8, 1960.

“Another new vessel . . .” Australasian Record, October 27, 1947.

“Appointments and Transfers Made at the Annual Meeting, 1948.” Australasian Record, January 24, 1949.

“Being tied up in Sydney . . .” Australasian Record, January 27, 1936.

“Bound for the New Hebrides . . .” Australasian Record, June 20, 1932.

“Brother and Sister A. H. Weil . . .” Australasian Record, July 3, 1933.

“Brother H. Perry reports . . .” Australasian Record, July 22, 1935.

“By the Morinda . . .” Australasian Record, February 28, 1949.

“College Missionary Movements.” Australasian Record, October 31, 1927.

Cormack, G. “Providential Deliverances.” Australasian Record, March 30, 1942.

“Death Notice for James Charles Hamley Perry.” Sydney Morning Herald, November 1, 1993.

“Death Notice for Muriel Albertina Perry.” Sydney Morning Herald, March 7, 1998.

“Dedication of the Nakalangi.Australasian Record, November 3, 1947.

“Diamond wedding.” Australasian Record, July 25, 1955.

“Following is a list of appointments . . .” Australasian Record, January 13, 1930.

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“From the recently entered island of Aoba . . .” Australasian Record, June 10, 1935.

Gallagher, A. “Word From the New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, January 18, 1943.

Giles, Dean. “Record Baptisms.” Australasian Record, February 18, 1963.

Goldstone, S. R., and Neville Tosen. “James Charles Hamley Perry obituary.” Australasian Record, January 22, 1994.

Hamley Bridge, SA. Birth Reference 702/256. James Charles Hamley Perry. Australian Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Office. Copy obtained January 6, 2015.

Heise, Edna. “Avondale Homecoming 1983.” Australasian Record, November 26, 1983.

Herbert, A. S. “South New Zealand Conference Session.” Australasian Record, March 3, 1930.

“Introducing Four Ministers Who Were Recently Ordained.” Australasian Record, December 2, 1940.

“It has been necessary for Brother Hamley Perry . . .” Australasian Record, January 11, 1937.

James Charles Hamley Perry Permanent Academic Record. Registrar’s Office, Avondale University College, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia.

James Charles Hamley Perry Service Records. South Pacific Division of the General Conference Archives. Folder: “Perry, James Charles Hamley.” Document: “Personal Service Record.”

Lang, Russell W. “Albany Regional Meeting.” Australasian Record, July 28, 1952.

Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Birth Reference 1902/18862. Muriel Albertina Powrie. New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages online. Accessed December 1, 2019. https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search?Path=querySubmit.m%3fReportName%3dBirthSearch%26recordsPP%3d30#SearchResults.

Lukens, M. “South Australia.” Australasian Record, December 11, 1911.

Marriages Reference 1895/3335. John Alfred Powrie and Clara Louisa Johnson. New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages online. Accessed December 1, 2019. https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search?Path=querySubmit.m%3fReportName%3dMarriageSearch%26recordsPP%3d30#SearchResults.

Martin, J. E. “Visiting in the New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, October 27, 1941.

“Ministers on the Job.” The Daily News, Perth, WA, March 4, 1950. Accessed March 20, 2017. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/80833297?searchTerm=%22Hamley%20Perry%22&searchLimits=

Mitchell, H. “William Perry obituary.” Australasian Record, August 17, 1936.

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“Monthly Summary of Australasian Colporteur Work, South New South Wales, January 1929.” Australasian Record, March 11, 1929.

Muriel Albertina Powrie Permanent Academic Record. Registrar’s Office of Avondale University College, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia.

“Our readers will be pleased to know . . .” Australasian Record, November 29, 1943.

Parker, C. H. “Jottings From South New South Wales Conference.” Australasian Record, February 25, 1929.

“Pastor and Mrs. J.C.H. Perry . . .” Australasian Record, August 18, 1969.

“Pastor and Mrs. J.C.H. Perry . . .” Australasian Record, July 20, 1942.

“Pastor and Mrs. J.C.H. Perry and two children . . .” Australasian Record, July 25, 1947.

Patching, S. L. “Notes From South New Zealand.” Australasian Record, January 25, 1932.

Peacock, Gerald. “Survey of the New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, July 15, 1935.

Perry, J. C. Hamley. “Our Island Field: Solomon Islands to Australia on the Melanesia." Australasian Record, March 30, 1942.

———. “The Many Duties of a Missionary.” Australasian Record, July 31, 1947.

———. “The Multifarious Duties of a Missionary.” Australasian Record, August 7, 1947.

Perry, Muriel A. “Illness in the New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, July 7, 1941.

———. “The New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, March 13, 1944.

Perry, Pat. “Descendants of Charles Perry and Ann Forrest.” In Charles Perry 1820-1894: His Relatives and His Descendants. Parkside, SA: Pat Perry, 2002. Held in the personal collection of the author.

Peterson, A. W. “Dedication of the Nakalangi.” Australasian Record, November 17, 1947.

Pietz, A. D. “New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, April 10, 1944.

Piper, A. H. “Australian Union Conference Secretaries Report—Distribution of Labour.” Australasian Record, September 21, 1931.

———. “Visit to Aore, New Hebrides.” Australasian Record, July 30, 1934.

Piper, H. E. “Notes From South New Zealand.” Australasian Record, June 2, 1930.

———. “Our Missionaries.” Australasian Record, March 30, 1942.

Ragoso, Kata. “War Years in the Solomons.” Australasian Record, May 6, 1946.

“Retired Workers Association.” Australasian Record, November 1, 1971.

Rogers, Violet M. “Jottings From Western Australia.” Australasian Record, April 21, 1952.

Silver, John. “Muriel Albertina Perry obituary.” Australasian Record, April 11, 1998.

“Since their arrival home . . .” Australasian Record, June 16, 1941.

“Sister A. H. Weil . . .” Australasian Record, October 16, 1933.

“Sister A. H. Weil and Brother H. Perry . . .” Australasian Record, July 22, 1935.

Smith, Shirley. “Dedication of Mount Lawley Church.” Australasian Record, November 23, 1959.

“The last outgoing steamer . . .” Australasian Record, February 24, 1941.

“The M.V. Nakalangi . . .” Australasian Record, November 24, 1947.

“Two actions relating to the mission field . . .” Australasian Record, July 19, 1943.

“Under appointment to the New Hebrides . . .” Australasian Record, May 16, 1932.

Vaughan, A. D. “Karalundi.” Australasian Record, October 4, 1954.

“We are pleased to announce . . .” Australasian Record, February 9, 1942.

“We have been very fortunate . . .” Australasian Record, January 4, 1932.

Whitehead, E. R. “Perry/Powrie marriage.” Australasian Record, December 8, 1930.

Willoughby, NSW. Birth Certificate A 314022, Registration 721. Graeme Hamley Perry. District Registrar’s office, Chatswood, NSW.

Notes

  1. Hamley Bridge, SA, Birth Reference 702/256, James Charles Hamley Perry, Australian Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Office, copy obtained January 6, 2015.

  2. M. Lukens, “South Australia,” Australasian Record, December 11, 1911, 4; H. Mitchell, “William Perry obituary,” Australasian Record, August 17, 1936, 7.

  3. Mitchell.

  4. Pat Perry, “Descendants of Charles Perry and Ann Forrest,” in Charles Perry 1820-1894: His Relatives and His Descendants (Parkside, SA: Pat Perry, 2002), 95, held in the personal collection of the author.

  5. Lower Hutt, New Zealand, Birth Reference 1902/18862, Muriel Albertina Powrie, New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages online, accessed December 1, 2019, https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search?Path=querySubmit.m%3fReportName%3dBirthSearch%26recordsPP%3d30#SearchResults.

  6. Marriages Reference 1895.3335, John Alfred Powrie and Clara Louisa Johnson, New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages online, accessed December 1, 2019, https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Search/Search?Path=querySubmit.m%3fReportName%3dMarriageSearch%26recordsPP%3d30#SearchResults.

  7. “Diamond wedding,” Australasian Record, July 25, 1955, 6.

  8. Personal knowledge of the author as the grandson of John and Clara Powrie.

  9. James Charles Hamley Perry Service Records, South Pacific Division of the General Conference Archives (Folder: “Perry, James Charles Hamley”; Document: “Personal Service Record”); James Charles Hamley Perry Permanent Academic Record, Registrar’s Office, Avondale University College, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia

  10. “College Missionary Movements,” Australasian Record, October 31, 1927, 5.

  11. E.g., “Monthly Summary of Australasian Colporteur Work, South New South Wales, November 1928,” Australasian Record, January 28, 1929, 4; “Monthly Summary of Australasian Colporteur Work, South New South Wales, December 1928,” Australasian Record, February 11, 1929, 4; “Monthly Summary of Australasian Colporteur Work, South New South Wales, January 1929,” Australasian Record, March 11, 1929, 4.

  12. C. H. Parker, “Jottings From South New South Wales Conference,” Australasian Record, February 25, 1929, 6.

  13. Muriel Albertina Powrie Permanent Academic Record, Registrar’s Office of Avondale University College, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia.

  14. E. R. Whitehead, “Perry/Powrie marriage,” Australasian Record, December 8, 1930, 7.

  15. James Charles Hamley Perry Service Records; “Following is a list of appointments . . . ,” Australasian Record, January 13, 1930, 8.

  16. A. S. Herbert, “South New Zealand Conference Session,” Australasian Record, March 3, 1930, 5; H. E. Piper, “Notes From South New Zealand,” Australasian Record, June 2, 1930, 6.

  17. S. L. Patching, “Notes From South New Zealand,” Australasian Record, January 25, 1932, 6.

  18. A. H. Piper, “Australian Union Conference Secretaries Report—Distribution of Labour,” Australasian Record, September 21, 1931, 4; “We have been very fortunate . . . ,” Australasian Record, January 4, 1932, 8.

  19. “Under appointment to the New Hebrides . . . ,” Australasian Record, May 16, 1932, 8.

  20. “Bound for the New Hebrides . . . ,” Australasian Record, June 20, 1932, 8.

  21. “Brother and Sister A. H. Weil . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 3, 1933, 8.

  22. “Sister A. H. Weil . . . ,” Australasian Record, October 16, 1933, 8; “From the New Hebrides . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 16, 1934, 8.

  23. A. H. Piper, “Visit to Aore, New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, July 30, 1934, 2.

  24. “From the recently entered island of Aoba . . . ,” Australasian Record, June 10, 1935, 8.

  25. Gerald Peacock, “Survey of the New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, July 15, 1935, 3.

  26. “Brother H. Perry reports . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 22, 1935, 8; “Sister A. H. Weil and Brother H. Perry . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 22, 1935, 8.

  27. “Being tied up in Sydney . . . ,” Australasian Record, January 27, 1936, 8.

  28. Mitchell.

  29. “It has been necessary for Brother Hamley Perry . . . ,” Australasian Record, January 11, 1937, 8.

  30. A company of outgoing workers sailed for the New Hebrides . . . ,” Australasian Record, May 3, 1937, 8.

  31. “A few days ago . . . ,” Australasian Record, August 19, 1940, 8.

  32. “Introducing Four Ministers Who Were Recently Ordained,” Australasian Record, December 2, 1940, 5.

  33. “The last outgoing steamer . . . ,“ Australasian Record. February 24, 1941, 8.

  34. Muriel A. Perry, “Illness in the New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, July 7, 1941, 5.

  35. J. E. Martin, “Visiting in the New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, October 27, 1941, 3.

  36. A. Gallagher, “Word From the New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, January 18, 1943, 3; Dean Giles, “Record Baptisms,” Australasian Record, February 18, 1963, 7.

  37. “Since their arrival home . . . ,” Australasian Record, June 16, 1941, 8.

  38. “We are pleased to announce . . . ,” Australasian Record, February 9, 1942, 8.

  39. J. C. Hamley Perry, “Our Island Field: Solomon Islands to Australia on the Melanesia," Australasian Record, March 30, 1942, 3.

  40. G. Cormack, “Providential Deliverances,” Australasian Record, March 30, 1942, 6; Edna Heise, “Avondale Homecoming 1983,” Australasian Record, November 26, 1983, 1.

  41. Kata Ragoso, “War Years in the Solomons,” Australasian Record, May 6, 1946, 4.

  42. H. E. Piper, “Our Missionaries,” Australasian Record, March 30, 1942, 8.

  43. “Pastor and Mrs. J.C.H. Perry . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 20, 1942, 8.

  44. “A planter from the Marovo . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 13, 1942, 8.

  45. “Two actions relating to the mission field . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 19, 1943, 8.

  46. “Our readers will be pleased to know . . . ,” Australasian Record, November 29, 1943, 8; Willoughby, NSW, Birth Certificate A 314022, Registration 721, Graeme Hamley Perry, District Registrar’s office, Chatswood, NSW.

  47. Muriel A. Perry, “The New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, March 13, 1944, 8.

  48. A. D. Pietz, “New Hebrides,” Australasian Record, April 10, 1944, 4.

  49. J. C. Hamley Perry, “The Many Duties of a Missionary,” Australasian Record, July 31, 1947, 5–7; J. C. Hamley Perry, “The Multifarious Duties of a Missionary,” Australasian Record, August 7, 1947, 4, 5.

  50. Pastor and Mrs. J.C.H. Perry and two children . . . ,” Australasian Record, July 25, 1947, 8.

  51. “Dedication of the Nakalangi,” Australasian Record, November 3, 1947, 5; A. W. Peterson, “Dedication of the Nakalangi,” Australasian Record, November 17, 1947, 3.

  52. “Another new vessel . . . ,” Australasian Record, October 27, 1947, 8.

  53. “The M.V. Nakalangi . . . ,” Australasian Record, November 24, 1947, 8.

  54. “By the Morinda . . . ,” Australasian Record, February 28, 1949, 8.

  55. “Appointments and Transfers Made at the Annual Meeting, 1948,” Australasian Record, January 24, 1949, 8.

  56. Personal knowledge of the author, who was living with his parents during much of this time as the son of Hamley and Muriel Perry.

  57. Violet M. Rogers, “Jottings From Western Australia,” Australasian Record, April 21, 1952, 3; Russell W. Lang, “Albany Regional Meeting,” Australasian Record, July 28, 1952, 6, 7; Phyllis Ackland, “Dedication of the Denmark Seventh-day Adventist Church,” Australasian Record, February 15, 1954, 3.

  58. Shirley Smith, “Dedication of Mount Lawley Church,” Australasian Record, November 23, 1959, 5.

  59. Ormond K. Anderson, “Lord Mayor of Perth Opens New Church,” Australasian Record, August 8, 1960, 3.

  60. “Ministers on the Job,” The Daily News, Perth, WA, March 4, 1950, accessed March 20, 2017, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/80833297?searchTerm=%22Hamley%20Perry%22&searchLimits=.

  61. A. D. Vaughan, “Karalundi,” Australasian Record, October 4, 1954, 8.

  62. Personal knowledge of the author as the son of Hamley and Muriel Perry.

  63. Personal knowledge of the author.

  64. James Charles Hamley Perry Service Records.

  65. “Pastor and Mrs. J.C.H. Perry . . . ,” Australasian Record, August 18, 1969, 16.

  66. “Retired Workers Association,” Australasian Record, November 1, 1971, 14.

  67. Personal knowledge of the author.

  68. Ibid.

  69. S. R. Goldstone and Neville Tosen, “James Charles Hamley Perry obituary,” Australasian Record, January 22, 1994, 14; “Death Notice for James Charles Hamley Perry,” Sydney Morning Herald, November 1, 1993, 22.

  70. John Silver, “Muriel Albertina Perry obituary,” Australasian Record, April 11, 1998, 14; “Death Notice for Muriel Albertina Perry,” Sydney Morning Herald, March 7, 1998, 22.

  71. Personal knowledge of the author.

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Perry, Graeme Hamley. "Perry, James Charles Hamley (1902–1993) and Muriel Albertina (Powrie) (1902–1998)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Accessed February 29, 2024. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=G82L.

Perry, Graeme Hamley. "Perry, James Charles Hamley (1902–1993) and Muriel Albertina (Powrie) (1902–1998)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. January 29, 2020. Date of access February 29, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=G82L.

Perry, Graeme Hamley (2020, January 29). Perry, James Charles Hamley (1902–1993) and Muriel Albertina (Powrie) (1902–1998). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved February 29, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=G82L.