Web Editor's Comments
Charles Martin's home page 

The objective has been to make available on the web a faithful implementation of Len's book. Len's text has not been altered, but the new environment has prompted a few changes
(1) Photos, copies of letters, etc were generally included at the end of the appropriate section. They have now been included as links at the appropriate point in the text
(2) The text has been divided into sections, with a front home page to provide convenient access. Each section has a computer generated table of contents for the same reason. Incidentally, the format of the front item of the TOC is obviously wrong. I do not understand why, but it works
(3) Various articles from the Australian Christian Pioneer were included by Len as copies from the original magasine. Unfortunately the original text was extremely small. The images are supplied on the web as they were in the book, but where I have been able to generate normal text, I have provided a link to that as well. Anyone who would like to type up the pages that did not scan well, please send me an email at lerowley@gmail.com
(4) The base text of Len's book was read by OCR from a loose leaf copy. We later found that there are (very) minor differences, but these are being fixed as they are found. The copy used had photocopies of the photos used in the book. These have been scanned into the web version, but as originals or better versions are located, they will be scanned and substituted
(5) Some of the photos are 4 or more megabytes and slow to load. I plan to look at that when I get a chance.
(6) Hannah Anderson. Her life before marrying Charles was mentioned briefly in Len's book, but much more information is now available online. I have added a link to a brief page of her own.
Arriving in Melbourne with her husband in 1857, she was age 17 and 8 months pregnant. In the next seven years she had four children in Ballarat, and was widowed twice by 1864. She married Charles in 1883..

    Enough rabbiting on. I hope you enjoy meeting Charles as much as I did. As an ex teacher in the distant past, the insights into education in those days were fascinating. The theological debate (war) that Charles got embroiled in was also interesting. Charles writes like a university don, debating bible texts in the original Greek. He must have never let up on self-education. Where did he find the time, with daunting education challenges and a large family?

                        Les Rowley

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