Hiram Greenwood and the Brisbane YMCA
- Hiram Greenwood and the Brisbane YMCA
This lantern slide shows the Brisbane YMCA in Australia and a portrait of Hiram James Greenwood, who graduated in 1908 from the International YMCA Training School, now known as Springfield College.
- W. H. Drew, Stereopticons
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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- Lantern Slide Collection
International Young Men's Christian Association
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Massachusetts > Hampden (county) > Springfield
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Greenwood served as the physical director (1904-1905) and acting secretary (1907) of the Abington YMCA in Massachusetts. In the summer of 1906, he was the athletic director of Camp Oscawana in New York City. After graduation, he served as a YMCA physical director in Australia (1908-1910), New York (1911-1912, 1915-1916) and Massachusetts (1919). The building pictured is the YMCA facility in Brisbane, Australia. On March 15, 1851, the YMCA arrived in Australia as a branch of the London Association. In 1875, the Brisbane branch opened. In 1876, the first Inter-Association Conference of the Australian YMCA was conducted, and in 1877 the Inter-Colonial Convention of the Australian and New Zealand YMCA was formed. In 1920, the Australia and New Zealand Associations separated and the National Committee of the YMCAs of Australia came into being. During the war era, the YMCA played an important role in caring for the troops, both prior to departure and on the battlefields. In the latter part of the 1900s, government began to take more responsibility for areas which had traditionally been the domain of humanitarian organizations.
Some deterioration; Text on border reads, "The Brisbane YMCA New Building. A front view of the main building."