The Launceston City Mission, Launceston Town City Mission until 1889, was founded in 1854. Its brief was to spread the gospel to non-church goers in inner city working class communities. In 2014, the Launceston City Mission is still active.
Like the London City Mission, the Launceston City Missioners were Protestant but non-denominational. City Missioners saw working class communities as a mission field because they seemed 'dark' and 'foreign' to them. One of their concerns was to prevent alcoholism and prostitution.
Sources used to compile this entry: Evans, Caroline, Protecting the Innocent: Tasmania's Neglected Children, Their Parents and State Care, 1890-1918, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 1999, 251 pp, http://eprints.utas.edu.au/14453/.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 11 March 2014, Last modified: 19 March 2014