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Roman Catholic Mission Fiji Collection
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Rules for, and reports on, catechists

  • AU PMB MS 449
  • Collection
  • 1890 - 1919

See PMB 432

Rules for catechists, 1890; and reports on catechists, 1919

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Notes and reports on the Petits Freres

  • AU PMB MS 442
  • Collection
  • c.1919 - 1923

The Petits Freres comprised an order of Fijian lay brothers, founded by Mgr Vidal in 1890 to assist in teaching at mission schools and in the maintenance of mission property. See also PMB 432

Most of the reports are undated, but several are dated 1919 and one, 1923.

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Notes on the anthropology, myths, legends, ornithology and Catholic Missions of Fiji

  • AU PMB MS 439
  • Collection
  • c.1891-1925

See PMB 432

The papers are:<BR>1. 'Quelques Notes sur Fiji, les Fijiens et la Religion Catholique a Fiji'<BR>2. 'Conference sur les Meke fidjiens', by Father C.M. Flaus, SM<BR>3. 'La Culte des Morts a Fiji a l'Ouest et a l'Interieur', by Father J. de Marzan, SM<BR>4. Notes on the Roman Catholic Mission in Fiji, 1925, by Father J. Oreve, SM<BR>5. 'Superstitions Rewiennes', 1891, by E.R. (i.e. Father E. Rougier, SM)<BR>6. Notes on 'Le Deluge ... aux Fijis', by Father J. de Marzan, SM<BR>7. 'Noms des Oiseaux ... de Namosi', by Father J.L. Guinard, SM

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Miscellaneous unpublished items

  • AU PMB MS 463
  • Collection
  • c.1894 - 1928

See PMB 432

The items are:<BR>1. Accounts of Fijian secret societies - le 'vaki ou nanaga'; les Kalou Vatu; le keibuca; les kai nakauvadra. (These are contained in a small exercise book and are thought to have been written by Father J. de Marzan, SM.) <BR>2. Brief histories of Fiji mission stations - Tailevu, Tunuloa, Naiserelagi, Suva, Ba and Yasawa, Kadavu, Lomary, Rotuma - and lists of principal dates.<BR><BR>3. A 'sketch' entitled 'Slavery in Fiji'. It is dated Levuka, Fiji, 22 June 1894 and is said to be a translation of a German 'communication' in the Geographische Gesellshaft (sic) of 1895. The author states that he had spent 23 years in the Pacific, 'the last twelve of them in Fiji'.:<BR> 4. Correspondence, 1903, concerning alleged Bible burnings.:<BR>5. Church statistics, 1900-19.:<BR>6. Reports on native clergy, 1921-22.:<BR>7. An abridged Fijian grammar - 'Petit abrege de Grammaire Vitienne'. It bears the name of Father A. Deniau, SM, but does not appear to be in his handwriting.:<BR>8. Letters re medical matters to and from Bishop J. Vidal, 1906-10, and Bishop C.J. Nicolas, 1924-28.:<BR>9. An account of a visit to Lau by Father J.M. Oreve, SM, dated Suva, 30 August 1923.:<BR>10. 'Notes concernant l'Imprimerie', by Father P. Clement, SM, dated 'retraite 1922'.:<BR>11. Papers relating to Father J.V. Pujebet's removal from Nukunau Island, Gilbert Islands, 1917-1919.

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Correspondence and miscellaneous papers on education

  • AU PMB MS 454
  • Collection
  • 1895 - 1929

See PMB 432

The documents are:<BR>1. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers on education, 1895-98<BR>2. School inspection reports, 1903-08<BR>3. Legislation on schools, 1917-18<BR>4. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers on education, 1910-29

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