1915 Conference Camp

 

In 1915 the Queensland Camp was held at Wynnum South.  The Courier Mail dated Monday September 20, 1915 reported the following:

WYNNUM September 19

"The annual camp meeting of the Seventh Day Adventists is being held at Wynnum South.  Pastor Butz is in charge of the camp which is well ordered and consists of 54 tents as temporary homes for those attending.  The meetings are held in a large pavilion, and there are two others in which young people's and children's meetings are held twice daily. For the comfort and convenience of visitors and campers there is a well equiped kitchen.  There are about 250 persons in camp, and all the meetings are well attended."

In the November 6, 1916 Australasian Record it was reported that "eight were baptised at Wynnum, under Pr Kent's labours."

According to the local historian Merv Beitz the camp site would have been in the block where the Salvation Army is currently situated,  bounded by Florence Street, Akonna, Edith Streets and Waterloo Esplanade.

 

Wynnum Conference Camp 1915