Collection MS 1331 - Church of Melanesia, Diocese of Vanuatu, Rev. Judah Butu papers, Lolowai, Ambae.

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AU PMB MS 1331


Church of Melanesia, Diocese of Vanuatu, Rev. Judah Butu papers, Lolowai, Ambae.


  • 1969-2004 (Creation)

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3 reels.; 35mm microfilm

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Rev. Judah Butu was formerly Education Secretary, Lolowai Office, Diocese of Vanuatu. His papers include some files and other papers of his predecessor, Norman Roslyn. Biographical notes on Rev. Butu gathered during interview by Bishop Terry Brown, July 2009:
• Judah Butu was born in 1945. His father (who had the same name, Rev. Judah Butu) died soon after the birth of Rev. Butu. Mother, Joyce, very active Mothers' Union member and eventually diocesan MU worker.
• 1964-65, Teachers training, Kawenu College, Port Vila
• 1966-67, Teacher, Ambae Bulu Primary School, Ambae
• 1968-73, Teacher, Merelava Primary School, Banks Islands
• 1974, Scholarship, Murray Park College of Advanced Education, NSW
• 1975-77, Headmaster, Ambae Bulu Primary School
• 1978-80, Headmaster, Nazareth Primary School, Pentecost (now Lini Memorial College)
• (1975-80 Correspondence course, University of the South Pacific)
• 1981, Full year at USP, Fiji, to complete diploma and take degree courses
• 1982-83, Headmaster, Ambae Bulu Primary School
• 1984-96, Education Secretary, Diocese of Vanuatu
• 1987, Principal, Torgil Rural Training Centre
• 1999-2001, Office Supervisor, Ministry of Trade, Santo.

Church of Melanesia, Vanuatu Diocesan Education Office, files, 1976-1992; Miscellaneous documents on education in Vanuatu, including records of St Patrick’s College, Vureas, 1974-2009; speeches by Judah Butu, Silas Toa, President of the Ambae-Maewo Local Government Council, and others, c.1089-1993; Ripots blong PPCW (Penama Provincial Council of Women / Penama Kansel Blong Woman), c.1974-2001; Vanuaaku Pati, Ambae-Maewo Commissars’ Conference, Mar 1980; D.O.V. Lolowai/Ambae District, miscellaneous records, 1992-2002; D.O.V. Lolowai/Ambae District records. 1992-1997; Diocese of Vanuatu, Church of Melanesia, Newsmagazine, 1990 & 1991.
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Lolowai, Ambae, Vanuatu.

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