Item 13 - Unknown mission house [John and Charlotte Geddie's house, Aneityum]

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Unknown mission house [John and Charlotte Geddie's house, Aneityum]


  • c.1900 (Creation)

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

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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.

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General note: Presbyterian Research Centre, Knox College Information: Description Exterior View Of An Unknown Mission House, Surrounded By A Balcony. A Number Of Palm Trees And A Fence Of Trimmed Branches At Front. Accession number: 42000/33 Subjects: Buildings-Exteriors Reference number: A-S17-78.04-13


PMB note: Title is the original assigned by the Presbyterian Research Centre, Knox College. Information in the title enclosed by square brackets has been added by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau as new information has become available. E Haddow, July 2019

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