Collection MS 1419 - New Hebrides Mission manuscripts from the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives

New Hebrides native teachers' correspondence and archives Ambrim Hospital Report describing Ambrym volcanic eruption 1913 Missions Committee Property: New Hebrides Mission New Hebrides Mission property - Title deeds New Hebrides Mission property - correspondence New Hebrides condominium - Anglo-French rivalry (1 of 3) New Hebrides condominium - Anglo-French rivalry (2 of 3) New Hebrides condominium - Anglo-French rivalry (3 of 3) Milne, Peter Reverend - correspondence
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New Hebrides Mission manuscripts from the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives

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  • 1870-1947 (Creation)

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14 manuscript items consisting of folders of papers.

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(1863-)

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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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This collection of 14 items includes material relating to: Anglo-French relations, including land disputes, the labour and liquor trade; property purchases and agreements of land in New Hebrides; the building of the Ambrym hospital in 1908; events of the 1913 volcanic eruption on Ambrym; New Hebrides native teachers’ correspondence and archives; and correspondence of Rev. Peter Milne, his wife Mary Jane and his son Rev. William V Milne. Within the Peter Milne correspondence are a series of letters covering his disagreement with Rev Daniel MacDonald over bible translation work. There is also personal correspondence between William Milne and Oscar Michelson (1915-1934) and a scrapbook created by the Auckland Ladies New Hebrides Mission organisation.

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Presbyterian Research Centre, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, Opoho, Dunedin, New Zealand

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A selection of archives relating to the New Hebrides Mission

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