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Queensland - Organisation

The Open Brethren Assembly (c. 1914 - )

c. 1914
Care Provider and Religious Order
Alternative Names
  • The Brethren
  • Christian Brethren
  • Exclusive Brethren
  • Plymouth Brethren

The Open Brethren are an evangelical protestant church with no ordained ministers and a strong lay involvement in their activities. In Queensland they ran the Doomadgee Aboriginal Mission and Silky Oaks Children's Haven and its assoiciated Cottage Homes.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Who Are the Brethren', in The Brethren Archivists and Historians Network, Partnership UK Ltd., 20 January 2014,

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth