South America





Date Known

22 April 1899

The Australasian South American Mission is formed, in Melbourne, Australia and sends out its first missionaries: George Allanโ€‰โ™‚, Mary Ann Smail Stirlingโ€‰โ™€, Ernest Heycock and Charles T.W. Wilson, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sources: 4


George Allanโ€‰โ™‚, Charles T.W. Wilson and Senor Guerrero spend 4 months exploring mountinous country between San Miguel de Tucumรกn, Argentina and La Paz, Bolivia on mules, selling copies of the Scriptures on behalf of the Australasian South American Mission as they travelled. Sources: 1


George Allanโ€‰โ™‚ and Mary Ann Smail Stirlingโ€‰โ™€, with their children Amelia and Joseph, move from Argentina to Cochabamba, Bolivia in order to carry out missionary work for Australasian South American Mission among Quechua people. Sources: 1

January 1905

With the support of the Australasian South American Mission, George and Mary Allan and Mrs Pulling, are based in Cochabamba, Bolivia, seeking to convert Quechua people to Christianity. Sources: 1

6 August 1905

George Allanโ€‰โ™‚, Manuel Paz Lazarte, Jose Macedonio Urquidi, Gustavo Guzman, Aurelio Balderrama, Augusto Lemoine, Julio Angulo Alba and his lad reach the summit of Tunari, Bolivia. Sources: 1


George Allanโ€‰โ™‚ and Mary Ann Smail Stirlingโ€‰โ™€ return to Dunedin, New Zealand, with their children Amelia and Joseph, following eight years in South America on a mission for the Australasian South American Mission. Sources: 1

3 December 1936

A social gathering is held in Dunedin, New Zealand to mark the departure of Miss Webster and George Allanโ€‰โ™‚ on missions to China and Bolivia (respectively). Amelia Margarita Allanโ€‰โ™€ and her husband, Thomas Edwin Hudspithโ€‰โ™‚, were also welcomed back from Bolivia, on furlough. Sources: 1

23 February 1939

Mary Ann Smail Stirlingโ€‰โ™€ dies in Bolivia, South America. Sources: 1

26 October 1941

George Allanโ€‰โ™‚ dies in La Paz, Bolivia. Sources: 2