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McGowan, Robert John Henry
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(Aug 25, 1870, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia – Jan 14, 1953, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia), Presbyterian minister. Educated at Ormond College in Melbourne and ordained in 1899, McGowan was influenced by the revival movement initiated by John MacNeil and Reuben Torrey. During his pastorate in Ashfield (1907–1949) McGowan built up the congregation there to become the largest in the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales and became a principal activist in the support of missi…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “McGowan, Robert John Henry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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