Collection MS 441 - Correspondence relating to Father Emmanual Rougier, SM

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AU PMB MS 441

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Correspondence relating to Father Emmanual Rougier, SM

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  • 1906 - 1907 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Father Rougier (1864-1932) was born in France; he was ordained in the Society of Mary in 1888, and he went to Fiji soon afterwards as a Roman Catholic missionary. He acquired a large sum of money in what was known as the Cecile Affair (1906-7), and soon afterwards left Fiji and acquired plantation interests at Fanning, Washington and Christmas Islands. He resided in Tahiti and became a prominent figure there in the business and cultural worlds, being known as Abbe Rougier. (For a brief biography, see Patrick O'Reilly and Raoul Tessier, Tahitiens, Paris, 1962, pp.410-11). See also PMB 432

Correspondence relating to Father Rougier's involvement in the Cecile Affair and the disciplinary action taken against him.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Office, Suva, Fiji

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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ms441

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