Collection MS 927 - Correspondence

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AU PMB MS 927

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Correspondence

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  • 1934 - 1952 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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(1889-1970)

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Metcalfe, a Methodist missionary in the Solomon Islands for 37 years, was born in Yorkshire in 1889. He served as a home missionary in Great Britain before moving to Victoria in 1914. He became a candidate for the Methodist ministry in 1916, and after being ordained was appointed to the Solomon Islands in 1920. After a brief period at Roviana, he was appointed to Choiseul as assistant to the Rev. V. LeC. Binet. Apart from four years at Teop, he remained on Choiseul until 1951. During the war, he served as a Coastwatcher. He was chairman of the Methodist Mission in the Solomons from 1951 until he retired to Australia in 1957. He died in 1970.

Correspondence between Metcalfe and the general secretary for foreign missions of the New Zealand Methodist Church.<BR>For other Metcalfe papers see also PMB 67, 68, 74-80, 82, 88 and 413.

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Joint Board for Overseas Mission, Wellington Street, Auckland 1, New Zealand

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Access this title at PMB Member Libraries or by purchasing it directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au.virtual.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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Keywords: World War Two, World War 2, World War II, WWII, WW2, W.W.II, W.W.2, Second World War, 2nd World War, Pacific War

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