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​The Australasian Research Institute (ARI) began July 20, 2004, to coordinate research activities within the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) and also conduct and promote research in association with other Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) organizations and the community.

Over the period between 1894 and 1985, the territory of the administrative entity known as the Australasian Union Conference changed a number of times and the title of the entity also changed a number of times. The Australasian Union Conference as such existed between 1894 and 1949. However, between 1922 and 1949 it was also known as the Australasian Division. After 1949 it continued to be known as the Australasian Division but was also known more commonly as the Australasian Inter-Union Conference. By 1957 the name ‘Australasian Inter Union Conference’ was being phased out and the term Australasian Division was used until the entity was renamed as the South Pacific Division in 1985.1 Throughout we are describing the same administrative organization.

Australasian Division income during the depression was remarkable in the face of widespread adversity. Any progress made by the church during the worst years was in sharp contrast to numerous bankruptcies and business failures in the secular world.

The close proximity of Australia to Southeast Asia naturally led union conference officials in Australia to adopt responsibility for the establishment of Seventh-day Adventist missions in that region, first in Sumatra, then Singapore, followed by the Philippine Islands and Java.

​Australia is the only independent country that occupies a whole continent. Located in the Southern Hemisphere it has a population of some 25.5 million people. The Seventh-day Adventist Church commenced its work in Australia in Melbourne, Victoria in 1885.

During the first half of the twentieth century at least three families from the Mona Mona SDA Mission for Indigenous Australians were sent as missionaries to Papua.

The Australian Sentinel and Herald of Liberty was a short-lived journal published between 1894 and 1898.

Australian Tract and Missionary Society (1888-1902) was an organization that promoted the distribution of Seventh-day Adventist publications and the church's evangelistic activities.

The Australian Union Conference (AUC) is a constituent of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is one of four union conferences in the South Pacific Division (SPD) of the General Conference.

​Eurico Guido Avi was a teacher and one of the pioneer workers in the state of Paraná, Brazil.

Since 1898 many Seventh-day Adventists have been buried in the Avondale Memorial Cemetery located on the Avondale Estate, Cooranbong, New South Wales.

​The Union Conference Record dated January 1, 1900, announced the dedication of the Avondale Health Retreat on December 27, 1899.

Avondale Press was a printing establishment that operated in Cooranbong, New South Wales, from 1899 until 1919, when it became part of an entity named Avondale Industries.

The Avondale school is a modern educational institution from preschool to year 12 operated by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church.

Avondale University College is the senior tertiary educational institution for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific region, located in Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia. Formerly Avondale College of Higher Education, it was granted Avondale Australian University College status in August 2019.

Yan Aye was an instructor, principal, union education director, and president of Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary, Myaungmya, Myanmar.

​Ayeyarwady (formerly Irrawaddy) Adventist Seminary (AYAS), an Adventist complete secondary boarding school located in Myaungmya, Myanmar, opened in 1927 as the first Adventist primary school in the Ayeyarwady region and is accredited internationally by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities based in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Ayeyarwady Mission is a church administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Myanmar.

​Rafael Mário Ayupe Brizard, pastor and evangelist, was born on October 24, 1944, in the city of Santa Cruz de La Sierra in the county of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Feeling called to be a pastor, he graduated in Theology from Brazil College (now UNASP-SP) in 1968. He began denominational work in 1969 as a licensed pastor in the Central Brazil Mission, today a Conference. In this field, he carried out major part of his ministry, serving for 15 years the territories of Brasília and Goiás.

Oswaldo Rodrigues de Azevedo, an Adventist pastor, teacher, and administrator, was born February 8, 1913, in Rolante, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.