Smaill, Rev. Thomas and Helen

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Smaill, Rev. Thomas and Helen

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28th July 1857 - 12th April 1902 (Rev T Smaill)


Reverend Thomas Smaill was born in Edinburgh, Scotland prior to his family emigrating to New Zealand in 1858. He was ordained as a missionary at Knox college in 1889 and travelled to Nikaura on Epi the same year where he was to be based. He returned to New Zealand in 1890 for a short period of time to marry Helen Grant. The couple lost their first two children born on the islands but a third, Nellie, survived. Thomas Smaill died aged 44. He became ill after making a medical visit to a woman on Epi during a hurricane.


Nikaura, Epi, Vanuatu

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Missionary (1889-1902)

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