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.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Who Are the Brethren', in The Brethren Archivists and Historians Network, Partnership UK Ltd., 20 January 2014, http://www.brethrenhistory.org/?pageid=802.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 19 April 2012, Last modified: 23 April 2014