Collection MS 1405 - Papers of William Milne relating to church services in Vanuatu

Papers of William Milne relating to church services in Vanuatu
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AU PMB MS 1405


Papers of William Milne relating to church services in Vanuatu


  • 1920-1930 (Creation)

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1 bundle of papers

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Biographical history

William Milne was the son of Peter Milne, a Presbyterian missionary on Nguna Island, Vanuatu. He was killed at Easter 1937.

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This collection consists of W.V. Milne’s notes regarding the conducting of church services in Vanuatu. The notes include the names of people baptized and of some members of the congregation.

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  • English

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Institution: Hocken Collections, University of Otago
Address: 362 Leith Street, North Dunedin
Country: New Zealand.

MS 95/027.

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Ownership and custodial history: This collection was rescued from a boat shed at Tongoa, New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) in 1964 and donated to the Hocken Library by Prof. G. S. Parsonson in 1973.

Related material: Material relating to William Veitch Milne (including a photograph album) are held at the Presbyterian Archives, Knox College, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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September 2014




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