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Miscellaneous papers - letters, notebooks, articles

  • AU PMB MS 23
  • Collection
  • 1878 - 1929

James Lyle Young (1849-1929) was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and went to Australia with his parents in the mid-1850's. After working in Australia as a station hand, Young, in 1870, went to Fiji where he was associated with a cotton-plantin...

Young James Lyle

Tahiti Nui - Narrative of an artist in the South Seas

  • AU PMB MS 34
  • Collection
  • 1903

Charles Sarka (1879-1960) was born in Chicago. He began a career as an artist in his early teens; visited Egypt in 1902 and Tahiti and Moorea in 1903; and was a frequent contributor to such American magazines as Collier's, Scribner's, C...

Sarka Charles


  • AU PMB MS 37
  • Collection
  • 1868 - 1872

John Chauner Williams (1819-1874) was a son of the noted South Seas Missionary, the Rev. John Williams. From 1857 to 1873, he was British Consul in Samoa. Other journals kept by Williams, and by his wife Amelia, have been microfilmed as PMB 24.A...

Williams John Chauner

Logbook and memoir

  • AU PMB MS 39
  • Collection
  • 1831 - 1871

Captain William Driver (1803-1886) was born at Salem, Massachusetts. He went to sea at the age of 14, and made his first voyage to Fiji in quest of beche-de-mer in September, 1872, in the ship <I>Clay</I> under Captain Benjamin Vander...

Driver Captain William


  • AU PMB MS 58
  • Collection
  • 1898 - 1932

1. Letters (1924-32) of Father J.B. Suas, S.M. - (continued from PMB 57).<BR>2. Letters of Father Antoine Tayac, S.M., from Vao (Malekula) and Melsisi (Pentecost), 1898-1902.<BR>3. Letters of Father Jean-Baptiste Prin, S.M., from Va...

Roman Catholic Mission, New Hebrides

Dictionaries and vocabularies

  • AU PMB MS 60
  • Collection

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

Vocabulary of Bohilai

  • AU PMB MS 64
  • Collection
  • 1934 - 1952

Father Baldwin spent several years at the Sacred Heart Mission in the Trobriand Islands.A 333 page Bohilai-English vocabulary. Bohilai is the language of Basilaki Island (formerly Moresby Island), one of the islands of the Louisiade Archipelago o...

Baldwin Father Bernard

Notes on Samoan administration, missions and customs

  • AU PMB MS 66
  • Collection
  • 1907 - 1916

Neffgen was Government Interpreter in Samoa in 1916. At that time, Samoa was under New Zealand military occupation.The papers comprise two documents:<BR>1. An English translation of a report on Samoa by Dr W.H. Solf, the first Governor of ...

Neffgen H.

Gilbertese myths, legends and oral traditions

  • AU PMB MS 69
  • Collection

Sir Arthur Grimble went to the Gilbert Islands as a cadet administrative officer in 1913 and became Resident Commissioner in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony in 1926. He was transferred to the West Indies in 1932 and died in London on Decemb...

Grimble Sir Arthur

Records of the Societe des Etudes Oceaniennes, Papeete, Tahiti

  • AU PMB MS 71
  • Collection
  • 1822 - 1963

Documents concerning Ernest Darling, the Nature Man, 1913-18. (See also the Bureau's newsletter <I>Pambu</I> 1969:14, pp. 1-9)<BR>* A document concerning the establishment of the French protectorate over Rurutu, Rimatara an...

Societe des Etudes Oceaniennes

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