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The Retirement Years

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    1899

    Remained in Newcastle for closing of camp meeting, Jan. 2, and a few days of follow-up work. Much exhausted following this camp meeting but labored at home as able, writing and counseling. Labored at Newcastle again Feb. 3-5 and Feb. 26, returning to Cooranbong same day, after speaking in the tent at 3 p.m. At her “Sunnyside” home most of March and April, meeting frequent speaking appointments, including speaking in the open air at Dora Creek and Martinsville; also busy with writing and many other matters. Took part in dedication of the main school building April 16. Again labored in Newcastle April 21-23 and May 19-21, and at Summer Hill and Stanmore in late May. Apparently at home most of the time during June, July, Aug., and early Sept., carrying her usual burdens.RY 198.2

    Australian Union Conf. was held at the Avondale school July 6-25. E.G.W. was very ill during a week of that time, but spoke, seated, July 17. Spoke again July 22. With W.C.W. and wife drove to Maitland Sept. 8, to join Elders Starr and Daniells in search for place for camp meeting. Then took train for Strathfield for weekend. Returned to “Sunnyside” Sept. 10. Met appointments at Wallsend, Newcastle, in mid-Sept., And at Hamilton, Newcastle, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, when the new church was opened. Drove to Hornsby junction with W.C.W. and several others Oct. 3 to investigate land being considered for san. site.RY 199.1

    Labored in camp meeting in Toowoomba Oct. 13-22, and again visited san. site near Hornsby junction in late Oct. Labored in camp meeting at Maitland Nov. 14-30, and apparently made another trip to Maitland later in Nov. This was one of the places she had seen in vision a year earlier pleading for light. E.G.W. Had a great burden for the work there, and spent two or three weekends there in Dec. Also met several speaking appointments at Avondale during Dec.RY 199.2

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