Mamarapha College

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Mamarapha College
Established 1997[1]
Type Private
Director Gordon E. Stafford.
Academic staff
Location Karragullen,  Australia
Affiliations Seventh-day Adventist Church

Mamarapha College is a post-secondary theological institution for indigenous Australians located in Karragullen, Western Australia

It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.[2][3][4] [5]

Students come from all states of Australia, and range in age from 19 to 70 years. Their educational background ranges from marginal literacy to those with a degree.

Mamarapha College is a Registered Training Organisation and awards range from Certificate 1 through to 4 year Advanced Diploma. Study is offered via study blocks (‘intensives’) for some courses while ministers in training study full time for their second and third year, then learn on-the-job with a minister in the field for their fourth year.


Mamarapha College was set up by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1997 to train indigenous pastors and members in bible and ministry skills. Mamarapha is a composite from western desert Aboriginal languages and Hebrew – meaning ‘God makes whole’. Personal spiritual development is the primary focus of the college and learning to minister to others is another focus of the program.

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  1. ^ Adventist Yearbook. General Conference Office of Archives and Statistics. Retrieved 2010-04-10
  2. ^"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
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  4. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  5. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 

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Coordinates: 32°05′11″S 116°07′12″E / 32.086417°S 116.120064°E / -32.086417; 116.120064