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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)

Diary relating to the New Hebrides

  • AU PMB MS 8
  • Collection
  • 1 January to 15 August 1911

Maurice M. Witts, (1877-1966) an Australian who fought in the Boer War, went to the New Hebrides as a settler in 1904 after a brief sojourn in Fiji. With two cousins, Theo and Arthur Thomas, he planted coconuts in the Hog Harbour area of Espiritu...

Witts Maurice M.

Diary, miscellaneous papers and correspondence

  • AU PMB MS 497
  • Collection
  • 1900 - 1951

Ellis (1869-1951) was born in Queensland and educated in New Zealand. In the 1890s he became an employee of the Pacific Islands Company Ltd of London, which was involved in the guano industry on islands in the Coral Sea and the Phoenix Group. In...

Ellis Albert Fuller


  • AU PMB MS 59
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1915

1. Dictionary of the language of South-West Bay, Malekula, by Father Pierre Chauvel, S.M. (French-South West Bay).<BR>2. Dictionary of the language of Vao, Malekula, by Father Casimir Salomon, S.M. (Vao-French).<BR>3. Dictionary of ...

Roman Catholic Mission, New Hebrides

Dictionaries and vocabularies

  • AU PMB MS 60
  • Collection
  • c.1909

1. Dictionary of the language of Aoba (Ambae) by Father J.B. Prin, S.M. (French-Aoba).<BR>2. Grammaire de Melsisi - Grammar of the language of Melsisi (Pentecost) by Father Joseph Niel, S.M.<BR>3. Dictionary of the language of Melsi...

Roman Catholic Mission, New Hebrides

Dictionaries, catechisms and ethnography

  • AU PMB MS 632
  • Collection
  • c.1890 - 1912

Papers of Father Joseph-Victor Vincent (originally listed as 2 Reels):1. Dictionnaire Francais - Tyamuhi (Wagap), manuscript<BR>2. Dictionnaire Francais - Tyamouhi, typescript<BR>3. Manuscript annotations on a dictionary edited by F...

Roman Catholic Mission - New Caledonia

Dictionary and grammar of the duke of York Island Language

  • AU PMB MS 614
  • Collection
  • 1882

Brown (1835-1917) established the Methodist Mission in New Britain (Duke of York Island) in 1875. Danks (1853-1921) joined Brown in 1878. Rooney (1843-1931) succeeded Brown and was superintendent of the mission, 1881-1888.The work was published ...

Brown George, Danks Benjamin, Rooney Isaac, Revs.

Dictionary of New Britain dialect

  • AU PMB MS 615
  • Collection
  • 1889

Rickard (1858-1939) went to New Britain with the Methodist Mission in 1882.A dictionary completed in 1888 and issued in a small multigraphed edition in 1889. It is in three sections:<BR>1. New Britain and English vocabulary<BR>2. En...

Rickard Rev. R.H.

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