Gospel wagon, and contents, wood / metal / rubber / glass / cloth / paper, made and used by Reiby Gospel Hall, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia, 1905-1970
A gospel wagon or prayer cart, used for evangelistic activity on streets, sidewalks and parks. The vehicle consists of a wooden crate with a hinged top lid. Four spoked wheels and a suspension unit (possibly from an old-style perambulator) are bolted to the floor of the cart. A wooden handle is attached at one end of the crate for pushing. The interior of the crate contains wiring for lighting as well as various leaflets (mostly for Reiby Hall), a prayer card and a loose glass light bulb fitting. Slats attached to the side suggest that the cart once contained a shelf. The crate is lettered in fading red and black paint on the lid and three sides.