Collection MS 159 - Historical accounts of Rotuma

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AU PMB MS 159

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Historical accounts of Rotuma

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  • 1868 - 1949 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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The accounts, by various authors, are as follows:BR>(1) 'Histoire de Rotuma' by Fr Joseph Trouillet, SM. This is in three exercise books covering the periods: a. 'Depuis l'origine des temps fabuleux jusqu'au retour des Missionaires Catholiques, l'an 1868'. b. 'Depuis le retour des Catholiques en 1868 jusqua l'annexion en Juin 1881'. c. 'Depuis Juin 1881-la fin de 1890'. (2) The foregoing 'Histoire de Rotuma' contained in two exercise books labelled 'Ier Cahier' and 'II Cahier'. (3) A journal kept on Rotuma from 1868 to 1871 by Fr L. Dezest, SM (one exercise book labelled 'Journal, Ier Cahier'). (4) A journal kept on Rotuma from 1868 to 1890 first by Fr Dezest, then by Fr Trouillet. (Three exercise books labelled: 'Journal II Cahier,' 'Journal III Cahier' and 'Journal IV Cahier'). (5) An account of Rotuma in about 1824 in Domeny de Rienzi's 'Oceanie', translated by Dr Hugh Macdonald (typescript). (7) An account entitled 'La Premiere Soeur Missionaire a Rotuma' (roneoed). (8) 'Historique de la Station St Michel, Upu, Rotuma', dated 7 April 1949, and signed by L. Soubeyran. (9) 'Historique de la Station Notre Dame des Victoires, Sumi, Rotuma', dated 28 April 1949. (10) Rotuma Brothers' School - Extracts from Council Decisions, 1901-08. (11) Newspaper clippings, 1917, 1932.
An index to manuscript material in the Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Office, Suva, Fiji (reels 159/160; 428/429 and 432-468) was published in the Bureau's newsletter Pambu April-June 1972: 27, pp. 17-20 and is available from the Bureau on request.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Office, Suva, Fiji

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