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Australian Newspaper Highlights History-Themed Mormon Youth Activity

Peak hour at Southern Cross Station looked a little less harried on Tuesday morning, as platform 8A slowly filled with teenagers dressed in mid-19th century garb, and all toting cloth sacks on their backs,” The Age newspaper reported this week.

“The teenagers, from all over Melbourne, were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often known by the nickname Mormons), and were stepping into the shoes of their forefathers for a three-day historical adventure.”

“Dressed in the duds of yesteryear – apart from the occasional Nike sneaker peeking out under a long skirt – the 14 to 18-year-olds were headed for state forest near Meredith, to re-enact a moment in their shared history.”

Read the entire article at The Age.

Watch a video about Latter-day Saint history.



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