Ellen G. White: The Australian Years: 1891-1900 (vol. 4)


Chapter 12—(1894) The American Mails—Almost Overwhelmed

With camp meeting over and school not in session, Ellen White and her assistants found a home in the buildings of the Bible school in Melbourne. It was temporary, as she wrote: 4BIO 125.1

I take up my abode in the school building for eight weeks. It may be less than that before we leave for New South Wales, where I hope to find a pleasant, retired place in which to complete the “Life of Christ.” ... 4BIO 125.2

We are now in the school, occupying five rooms. Our family consists of Emily [Campbell] and May [Walling], Marian [Davis], Sister Tuxford from New Zealand, and myself.—Manuscript 4, 1894. 4BIO 125.3

She was weary from labors in connection with the camp meeting and divided her time between visiting the companies where there were new believers, and resting and writing. In mid-February she wrote, “We are usually well, hurrying off the American mail, but my mind has been so taxed recently for three weeks [that] it is a poor, tired mind, and I cannot tax it much more. After this mail is gone, I shall take things easier.”—Letter 141, 1894. 4BIO 125.4