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Angelina Noble

Angelina Noble (c.1879-1964) was born in Longreach, Queensland.  She married James Noble in 1904, and together they worked as missionaries helping to found churches across Northern Australia.  Angela was known particularly as a gifted linguist, fluent in at least five Aboriginal languages. Sometimes the only female missionary, her variety of roles included caring for the sick, teaching in the mission school, acting as baker and cook, and also herding cattle. Angela and James had six children. She survived James by 23 years, and died at Yarrabah, Queensland.  As an indigenous Christian leader, her example continues to inspire women of all backgrounds today. To learn more about Angelina’s life and ministry, visit her entry in The Encyclopaedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia.

what we do


encourage, support and facilitate women to study, write and research about cross cultural missions.

supervise coursework Masters and doctoral research projects at different institutions

run collaborative research meetings and conferences

share our research through writing

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mentor or associate researcher

women who are doing research in cross cultural missions

collaborative partner

men, women who are employed as missions lecturers, anyone who would like to collaborate with us in research

institutional partner

institutions that are interested in including us in their missions research community, including to supervise students in masters and doctoral research projects

mentor profiles


Dr Moyra Dale

In over two decades in the Middle East, Moyra was involved in teacher –training for adult literacy (Arabic) for a decade and a half.  Her PhD explored the gaps between what happened in the classroom and curriculum, and literacy practices in women’s everyday lives.  As part of her DTh she completed ethnographic research in aContinue reading “Dr Moyra Dale”

Dr Patricia Harrison

Patricia has over 40 years of experience in Education, having taught in schools, university, and above all, in theological colleges, and has participated in training school teachers and ESL teachers.  She has taught Missiology, Anthropology, Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication, TESOL, Ethics and other subjects at several ACT and SCD theological colleges. She has also been anContinue reading “Dr Patricia Harrison”

Dr Birgit Herppich

Birgit teaches Practices of Mission at the School of Intercultural Studies of Fuller Theological Seminary and has been working in cross-cultural contexts with WEC International for almost 30 years. She served eight years in Ghana where she trained leaders and organized the children’s ministry department of the Evangelical Church of Ghana, as well as coachingContinue reading “Dr Birgit Herppich”