• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3712

Long, Retta Jane

(1878 – 1956)
  • Born 5 April, 1878, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 18 October, 1956, Sydney New South Wales
  • Occupation Missionary


Retta Long was resident missionary to the La Perouse Aboriginal Settlement before establishing the Aborigines Inland Mission of Australia. The mission was inter-denominational. Retta Long launched a monthly magazine for the mission, Our AIM. A number of AIM auxiliaries were set up around the country, and by the 1930s the mission claimed to be preaching to 11,000 Aborigines.

Published resources

  • Edited Book
    • 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Radi, Heather, 1988
  • Book
    • Providential Channels, Long, Retta, 1935
  • Resource

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