Collection MS 429 - Extracts from correspondence with mission stations at Rotuma

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Extracts from correspondence with mission stations at Rotuma


  • 1846 - 1889 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Typed extracts from correspondence and documents, principally:<BR>Letter from Fr Verne, first Catholic missionary to Rotuma, 1846 (from Bulletin de la Societe d'Oceanie 12)<BR>Early History of the Catholic Church in Oceania by Jean Baptiste Pompallier, Vicar Apostolic of Western Oceania<BR>Circular from Mgr Lamaze to all missionaries of Central and Western Oceania, 1879<BR>L'Histoire de l'Oceanie Centrale by priests of the Vicariat under Mgr Bataillon<BR>Correspondence dated 1872-1874, 1876-1879, 1882, 1889 regarding Catholic-Wesleyan conflict in Rotuma<BR>Full text of letter from Fr Verne describing his visit to Rotuma in 1847 and the establishment of a Catholic mission there<BR>Correspondence regarding the early Catholic mission in Rotuma and the progress of Catholicism there. NOTE: see PMB 428 for information on an index to this material.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Office, Suva, Fiji

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