Biographies W-X-Y-Z

Name Abstract
Walder, Heinrich, Br.

One of four Moravian Brothers sent to Australia to start an inland mission at Kopperamanna.

Walter, Georg Fr. (1865-1939)

Energetic founding figure of the Pallottine presence first in Cameroon and then in the Kimberley (1901 to 1908) but not inclined to the communal monastic life.

Wellems, Anton Fr. (1904-1968)

Fr. Wellems spent 32 years in the Australian Pallottine missions, mostly at Tardun and Wandering.

Wendling, Joseph Br. (1893-1961)

Br. Joseph spent only a year in the Australian mission 1929-1930.


Wesely, Raimond Br. (1879-)

Br. Wesely was caught up in the staff disputes during the establishment of Beagle Bay mission and left the Pallottines in 1906.

Wettengel, Nikolaus, Rev.

Under construction

White, Patrick Fr (1873-1948)

The English-speaker in the first Pallottine expedition to Australia, briefly stayed at Beagle Bay and then ministered at Derby and Broome, and Perth.

Wollseifer, Matthias Br (1879-1952)

One of the Pallottine pioneers of the Beagle Bay mission who stayed for 49 years through two world wars. As carpenter, electrician, ironsmith and bricklayer Brother Mattes became the chief architect of the famous Beagle Bay church.

Worms, Ernst Alfred Fr (1891-1963)

One of the first mission anthropologists and the first Pallottine in Australia to gain wide recognition for his work on Australian religion and rock art in the north-west. Worms published profusely on Aboriginal lifeworlds from 1938 until his death, and his second major book was newly released in 2006.

Zach, Rudolf Br (1870-1928)

Pallottine at Beagle Bay Mission from 1902 to 1914 first as cook, then as carter and chicken and pig keeper, also the organist and choirmaster. Acted as grave-digger and had a preoccupation with death, and encountered the ghost of a recently departed mission girl.

Zinzendorf, Nikolaus Ludwig von (1700-1760)

Zinzendorf is celebrated as the founder of the Moravian community of brethren, or Unitas Fratrum, emanating from Herrnhut. He was a member of the high aristocracy who dedicated all his energies to a faith which he himself helped to shape, influenced by pietism, Lutheranism, and the romanticism and enlightenment thinking of his period. He was the patron and diplomat behind the emerging utopian community at Herrnhut.