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Custom stories of the Solomon Islands

  • AU PMB DOC 510
  • Collection
  • 1972-1979

Custom stories of the Solomon Islands were published in 5 volumes.In addition to these 5 volumes, a bound volume of stories collected by Father Peter Geerts and edited by Dick Keevil has also been microfilmed. Dick Keevil lived and worked in the S...

Keevil, Dick., Craven, Anna., et al. (eds.)

Diaries

  • AU PMB MS 1067
  • Collection
  • 1897-1898

Born in 1839 near Birmingham, England, Banks spent some years in the United States where he fought in the Civil War and was also an employee of Wells Fargo, whose employment he left while under a charge of embezzlement. He settled in the Cook Isl...

Banks, Charles W.

Diaries

  • AU PMB MS 1068
  • Collection
  • 1892, 1899, 1900, 1904

See entry for PMB 1067Four diaries with handwritten entries describing Banks' life and work as a trader in the Cook Islands. Banks' diaries for 1897 and 1898 can be found on PMB 1067. Banks' diary for 1903 can be found on PMB 1069...

Banks, Charles W.

Diaries of J.K. Arnold

  • AU PMB MS 628
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 1926

Reverend John Kissack Arnold (1895-1955) was a Methodist missionary in the Dobu circuit of Papua New Guinea. He went to Papua in May 1923 and left in January 1928, but spent some time in Australia on furlough in 1926. He was the author of a gram...

Arnold Rev. John Kissack

Diaries of Reverend Conrad Stallan

  • AU PMB MS 1428
  • Collection
  • 1940-1946

Conrad George Stallan was born in Chatteris, England on 31 March, 1904, to parents Edward Stallan, a congregational minister, and Isobel Pratt (?). He was the sixth of seven children; his brother Donovan was killed in action during World War I. Wh...

Stallan, Conrad George (1904-1980)

Diaries of Reverend Peter Milne.

  • AU PMB MS 1402
  • Collection
  • 1870-1924

This collection includes Rev. Peter Milne’s diaries relating to the New Hebrides mission. The diaries contain daily notes, as opposed to the journals which provide a more considered narrative.

Milne, Peter.

Diary

  • AU PMB MS 967
  • Collection
  • 2 May - 16 December 1914

Donaldson was one of about 40 British employees of the British-owned Pacific Phosphate Company on Nauru when World War I broke out. Nauru was then a German colony. On 6 September 1914, the Germans deported the British employees to Ocean Island, ...

Donaldson T.H.

Diary and photographs of Eleanor J. Walker

  • AU PMB MS 98
  • Collection
  • 1881-1893

Eleanor J. Walker was a member of the Methodist mission at Dobu in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of Papua (then called British New Guinea). The mission was established in June 1891. For details, see <I>George Brown, D.D., Pioneer Missio...

Walker Eleanor J.

Diary of an escape from Salamaua, Territory of New Guinea

  • AU PMB MS 1181
  • Collection
  • 22 Jan-19 Feb 1942

Robert Melrose was born in Hay, NSW, on 5 April 1890. He served as a Telegraphist in the Royal Australian Navy on HMAS Yarra in New Guinea waters. He joined the civil administration of the Mandated territory of New Guinea as a Patrol Officer on 9 ...

Melrose, Robert (1890-1952)

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