Item 087 - Wedding of Kalmet and Toufabon

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AU PMB Photo 90-087


Wedding of Kalmet and Toufabon


  • 1929 (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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General note:Presbyterian Research Centre, Knox College Information: Accession number:GA/1Description:Kalmet And Toufabon, Pictured In Their Wedding Attire, Taken In Front Of A Small Thatched Hut -

"The Bride Is A Meli Girl, While The Bridegroom Is A Santo Boy. The Wedding Was Conducted In Pidgin English By The Rev. J. Jones Who Was The Missionary In Vila, New Hebrides When This Was Taken In 1929. The Wedding Was In Vila"
Photographer: 'SW Shemeld'.

NB : We were advised by a Grandson in Nov 2009 that the correct spelling was “Toufapun” and that both parties were from Pango Village on Efate.Subjects:Portraits-GroupReference Number:MLS-1-NH-134

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