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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hastings, Rev. Frederick

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Hastings, Rev. Frederick, Congregational minister, North Adelaide, S.A., is the son of George and Sarah Hastings, and was born in England. Having entered the ministry of the Congregational Church, he officiated successively at Woodbridge St. John, Weston-super-Mare, and Tolmer Square, Euston, London. Mr. Hastings, who married Miss Emily Brightman, arrived in South Australia in May 1889, to assume the pastorate of North Adelaide. He was for eight years editor of the Homiletic Magazine, and is author of "Sundays about the World," "Obscure Characters of Scripture," "Background of Sacred Story," "Back Streets and London Slums," "This Life," "Future Life," etc. Mr, Hastings has been a frequent contributor to the Leisure Hour, Quiver, and Sunday Magazine.