Australasian South American Mission

Also Known As


  • South American Evangelical Mission
  • SAEM


An unundenominational Protestant Christian organisation whose missionaries worked in Argentina and Bolivia.


Date Known

22 April 1899

The Australasian South American Mission is formed, in Melbourne, Australia and sends out its first missionaries: George Allan ♂, Mary Ann Smail Stirling ♀, Ernest Heycock and Charles T.W. Wilson, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sources: 4


George Allan ♂, Charles T.W. Wilson and Senor Guerrero spend 4 months exploring mountinous country between San Miguel de Tucumán, 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 Allan ♂ and Mary Ann Smail Stirling ♀, 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


George Allan ♂ and Mary Ann Smail Stirling ♀ 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