HACK – A Biography of the Life and Work of Rev. Harold George Hackworthy MC MA 1891 – 1953

 By R.W. (Bill) Hughes

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About this book

Harold Hackworthy was one of those larger than life characters who would have been a success in any profession he chose, but early in his life he sensed and accepted a call to the Christian ministry and not even four years service in the Australian Army during World War I could divert him from that call.

During WWI he quickly rose to the rank of Lieutenant and won the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery and leadership, And in WWII he again served as a part-time RAAF Chaplain to Australian and British servicemen. He served as a Baptist Minister in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, the National Capital and in the United Kingdom.

A common feature of his pastorates was the close and and supported the young men of his churches and a number were drawn into the ministry through his influence. Hackworthy had a brilliant mind and he wrote widely. This biography has drawn on many of his articles, speeches and sermons, and much of what he said and wrote is considered to be still relevant and helpful to Christians today. Alison, who developed a warm and loving relationship with his colleagues and people.

About the author, RW (Bill) Hughes

Bill Hughes is a retired Barrister and Solicitor with a Bachelor of Legal Studies (Macquarie), a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Administration (Canberra) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Management (Charles Sturt). He has published a number of articles on administrative law and family law.

He worked for the Commonwealth Government in several Departments and Agencies for over 40 years, mainly in policy, legislation, appeals and research positions, before retiring at the end of 1998. At present he is Secretary-Treasurer of Canberra Christian Radio Ltd., which operates 1WAY-FM 91.9 in the Canberra/Queanbeyan region and he also is the Archivist at Canberra Baptist Church in Kingston ACT. Bill has been happily married to Roslyn (nee Hunter) for 25 years.

The book is available at its cost price ($15.00) plus postage ($5.00 within Australia) making a total cost of $20.00.

For copies write to the Office of the Canberra Baptist Church at PO Box 4055, Kingston ACT 2604, or telephone 02-6295 9470 or contact the church office here.