Collection MS 1051 - An informal record of missionary service in the Island of Tongoa and the Shepherd Islands

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AU PMB MS 1051


An informal record of missionary service in the Island of Tongoa and the Shepherd Islands


  • 1941 - 1947 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Dr and Mrs Miller were missionaries of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand on the Island of Tongoa in the Shepherd Group, (New Hebrides), Vanuatu, from 1941 to 1947 when Miller became principal of the Tangoa Teachers Training Institute, on Tangoa Island (not Tongoa) off the coast of Santo Island. In 1952 the Millers took a parish in Auckland, New Zealand, returning to Tangoa in 1971 to set up the Presbyterian Bible College. The left New Hebrides/Vanuatu in 1973.

This typescript manuscript (370pp) is based on the diaries, articles and cultural and topical jottings by the Rev. J. Graham Miller and his wife Flora during their missionary service in Tongoa, Shepherd Islands(Vanuatu), 1941-47. It includes maps, press clippings and reproduces relevant reports, statistics and comments. See also PMB 1012, 1025 and 1028.

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Reverend J. Graham Miller, 14 Franklin Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677

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