Item 07b - New Hebrides condominium - Anglo-French rivalry (1 of 3)

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New Hebrides condominium - Anglo-French rivalry (1 of 3)


  • 1900-1907 (Creation)

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The Foreign Missions Committee was established by the "Southern Church" of the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand. The Southern Church was represented by the Presbyterian Synod of Otago and Southland and was based on the Free Church of Scotland ideals.
The Foreign Mission Committee was elected to take charge of missionary activities for the "Southern Church" of the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand. This included administering all foreign mission appointments and matters and organising an annual mission collection to support missionaries in the field.

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07b is pages 71-144 of this item.


Correspondence and reports. This file contains correspondence and reports concerning Anglo-French rivalry in the New Hebrides condominium. Note-this file also contains an account of a land dispute on Epi, 1900 (Synod of Otago and Southland Missions committee) [PCANZ Archive Item number: SYN-1-4.1-1. Dispute between Robert M Fraser and Mr Beaulieu, which was considered by the 'mixed commission for the New Hebrides']. Major topics include:- Slave Trading in the New Hebrides (1902); appointment of New Hebrides Land Commission (1904); Commander WH D'oyly's address on the 'Mixed Naval Commission' and the sale of arms, ammunition and liquor by Europeans to natives (1907); dispute between the resident commissioner Capt. Rason and Capt. Bentinck of 'HMS Prometheus' with Rev P Milne (snr) on Nguna (1907); reports of land claims and cruelty prepared by Rev JG Paton (1901); 'The New Hebrides Missionaries and the Deputy - French Commissioners Call for a Holy War' by Rev TE Riddle; 'The New Hebrides Problem' (The unsatisfactory nature dual British and French control) (c.1907); recruitment of natives; liquor trade; affect of First World War on British claims (1915); proceedings Anglo-French Conference in London (1914); The 'Joint Commission/Court and Survey of Mission Lands' (1909); convention banning sale of drink to natives (1910); correspondence with Rev C.Murray re visit of Bishop C. Wilson of Melanesian Mission to New Zealand (1910); PCNZ deputation to Sir Joseph Ward (1911); correspondence re trial of natives (1913); correspondence from British Resident Commissioner (1914); Representation to NZ government re New Hebrides Condominium prior to World Peace Conference (1918); Native attitude to Condominium (1919); French claims for allotment of New Hebrides to France (1920); the protocols of the New Hebrides Condominium agreed as at 6th August 1914 (1923); Victorian (Australia) petition re New Hebrides (c.1923); discussion re possible mandate to supersede condominium (1924); PCNZ of Victoria Foreign Missions Committee Statement on Condominium (1924); British and French recruitment for plantation work and Labour laws (1925); drink traffic (1926); Anglo- French protocol to amend New Hebrides Convention of 1906 (1926); list of grievances and natives injustices (1926); 'Indentured Labour in New Hebrides' (c.1927); regulations for importing and trading in liquor (1929); relationship of the New Hebrides Mission with the French administration (1929). PCANZ Archive Item number: GA-1-4.27.1 (File 1/3)

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