Collection DOC 456 - Journals of the Melanesian Mission (Anglican Church of Melanesia)

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AU PMB DOC 456

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Journals of the Melanesian Mission (Anglican Church of Melanesia)

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  • 1958-2009 (Creation)

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2 reels; 35mm microfilm

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Journals of the Melanesian Mission from 1958 – 2009. Includes journals published in the Solomon Islands and journals published by the Melanesian Mission in the United Kingdom.

Melanesian Messenger was preceded by O Sala Ususur (see PMB Doc 215). The Melanesian Messenger (1958-1973) was published by Taroaniara, Solomon Islands. It was frequently edited by C.E. Fox and contains many articles by him. The last free issue is from Easter 1973 and contains an article on C.E. Fox leaving the Solomon Islands after 65 years of serving as a missionary.
Melanesian Mission (1962-1972) was a broadsheet printed in New Zealand for the Diocese of Melanesia. It includes 22 issues and one special issue.
Melanesia Today (1973-1976) (gaps) was published in Honiara, Solomon Islands to replace the Southern Cross Log (1896-1973).
Church of Melanesia Monthly Newsletter, first series (1975-1992) (gaps) was published by the Church of Melanesia headquarters in Honiara and distributed out to the four Solomon Islands dioceses. There are several later title name changes of this newsletter, however the numbering continues.
Church of Melanesia Newsletter (Oct 1978-Dec 1981),
Provincial Newsletter Church of Melanesia (Sep 1982-1984),
Church of Melanesia (1985-1986) (gaps),
Provincial Newsletter Church of Melanesia (Aug 1989-Jun 1990), Provincial Newsletter (Dec 1990-Apr 1991),
Provincial Newsletter Church of Melanesia (Aug 1992)
Missing many journals between 1992 and 1995.
Church of Melanesia Monthly Newsletter, second series, (Jan 1995-Aug 1995) (missing no.1),
Southern Cross: Church of Melanesia news and views, (Aug 1997 and Apr 1998),
Church of Melanesia Newsletter, (Dec 2001-Jan 2004),
Melanesian Messenger, (2004-2009).

Melanesian Newsletter, published by the Melanesian Mission (UK) (Apr 1977-Feb 2004)

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Anglican Church of Melanesia archive held at the Solomon Islands National Archive, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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doc456

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