- AU PMB MS 17
Father Gustave Desnoes, MSC, a Frenchman, was born in 1888. He went to Papua as a missionary in 1906 and returned to France in 1927 due to poor health. This dictionary was compiled from language notes made by more than a dozen priests. Fr. Desnoes compiled the dictionary and completed his transcription of the Mekeo dictionary in 1933 at La Betheline, Chateau Gombert. Typing of the manuscript was completed at Veifa'a in 1942.
A dictionary in French of the Mekeo language of Papua New Guinea, originally in 10 books and recopied in two volumes. Reel 1: Vol.1 - completed in 1933. Typed in 1941. Entries A - I. Reel 2: Vol.2 - completed August 8, 1933. Typed in 1942. Entries K - U.