I Heard Him Call: The Story of Neville Langford-Smith

Margaret Thornton


Seen by some as ‘always controversial’ and by others as ‘humble’ and ‘most caring’, Neville Langford-Smith lived among African peoples in Tanganyika and Kenya for over four decades, sharing their friendship, joys and sorrows. Beginning in 1932 aged 22 years of age, he first served in Uha, midway between Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, setting up mission stations and schools in strategic places. He became a teacher, headmaster and teacher trainer and in 1937 was ordained priest in Sydney, marrying