Collection MS 628 - Diaries of J.K. Arnold

Diaries of J.K. Arnold, Reel 1, pp.1-240 Diaries of J.K. Arnold, Reel 1, pp.241-497 Diaries of J.K. Arnold, Reel 1, pp.497-746
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Diaries of J.K. Arnold


  • 1923 - 1926 (Creation)

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Reverend John Kissack Arnold (1895-1955) was a Methodist missionary in the Dobu circuit of Papua New Guinea. He went to Papua in May 1923 and left in January 1928, but spent some time in Australia on furlough in 1926. He was the author of a grammar of Edgaula, the language of Dobu, and the lingua franca of the D' Entrecasteaux Group and beyond.

The diaries cover the period 1 May 1923 - 5 January 1926. They cover visits to the D' Entrecasteaux and Kiriwina Islands. The diaries are in three volumes and each has its own index.

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PMB Member Libraries and sponsors of the Papua New Guinea Records Project, (1975) Mrs I. Pederick, 8 Blair Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria

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Digitised in October 2016. This reel was split into 3 PDFs for the digital version.

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