Was South Australia a Paradise of Dissent?
South Australia's original diversity in religious beliefs was the key factor to South Australia's Label 'Paradise of Dissent'. When South Australia was first settled in the 1830's, one of the largest factors that attracted immigrants was the absence of a State Church. Immigrants could migrate to South Australia, without having a particular religious body to influence government and their own daily lives.
The Church had been a huge factor in England, and other major nations around the globe for past centuries. The state church would receive funding from taxes, and had influence in poli…
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