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Roman Catholic Mission Fiji Collection
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Brief histories of the Mission and its missionaries

  • AU PMB MS 453
  • Collection
  • 1815 - 1936

See PMB 432

The histories are:<BR>1. The Beginning of the Mission in Fiji (1842-1936)<BR> 2. Father J.B. Breheret, 1815-1898

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La petite histoire a Fiji'

  • AU PMB MS 437
  • Collection
  • c.1937

The author, who is unknown, returned to France in 1929. See also PMB 432

A typescript of 78 pages - a history of the Catholic Church in Fiji (1846 - 1937).

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Historical accounts of Rotuma

  • AU PMB MS 159
  • Collection
  • 1868 - 1949

The accounts, by various authors, are as follows:BR>(1) 'Histoire de Rotuma' by Fr Joseph Trouillet, SM. This is in three exercise books covering the periods: a. 'Depuis l'origine des temps fabuleux jusqu'au retour des Missionaires Catholiques, l'an 1868'. b. 'Depuis le retour des Catholiques en 1868 jusqua l'annexion en Juin 1881'. c. 'Depuis Juin 1881-la fin de 1890'. (2) The foregoing 'Histoire de Rotuma' contained in two exercise books labelled 'Ier Cahier' and 'II Cahier'. (3) A journal kept on Rotuma from 1868 to 1871 by Fr L. Dezest, SM (one exercise book labelled 'Journal, Ier Cahier'). (4) A journal kept on Rotuma from 1868 to 1890 first by Fr Dezest, then by Fr Trouillet. (Three exercise books labelled: 'Journal II Cahier,' 'Journal III Cahier' and 'Journal IV Cahier'). (5) An account of Rotuma in about 1824 in Domeny de Rienzi's 'Oceanie', translated by Dr Hugh Macdonald (typescript). (7) An account entitled 'La Premiere Soeur Missionaire a Rotuma' (roneoed). (8) 'Historique de la Station St Michel, Upu, Rotuma', dated 7 April 1949, and signed by L. Soubeyran. (9) 'Historique de la Station Notre Dame des Victoires, Sumi, Rotuma', dated 28 April 1949. (10) Rotuma Brothers' School - Extracts from Council Decisions, 1901-08. (11) Newspaper clippings, 1917, 1932.<BR> An index to manuscript material in the Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Office, Suva, Fiji (reels 159/160; 428/429 and 432-468) was published in the Bureau's newsletter <I>Pambu</I> April-June 1972: 27, pp. 17-20 and is available from the Bureau on request.

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Miscellaneous papers, chiefly historical

  • AU PMB MS 467
  • Collection
  • c.1926 - 1970

See PMB 432

The papers are:<BR>1. Papers of Father L. Soubeyran, SM (a) What the Catholic missionaries and Church have done to evangelise the Indians in Fiji (1970) (b) The Fathers in the Past (1970) (c) Sixty Years in the Missions of Fiji and Rotuma (1965) (d) Translation of a paper on Rotuman Games written by Father J.B. Chevreuil, SM. (With the original version) (1967).<BR>2. The Catholic Church in the Fiji Islands (c.1970)<BR>3. History of Loreto (c.1970)<BR>4. History of the Catholic Mission at Wairiki (1964)<BR>5. Le Reverend Pere Jules Delahaye<BR>6. The Seventh-day Adventists, by Father Y.M. Helliet, SM, (1955)<BR>7. Rapport sur le terrain Na Somo Levu, Ile Vuaki, Yasawa, by Father Y.M. Helliet, SM (1926)<BR>8. Rapport sur 'l'Histoire Religieuse de Fiji' par Mgr Blanc (author unknown)<BR>9. Le Rev. Pere Pierre Marie Jouny, SM, l'Apotre des Niua<BR>10. Marist Fathers who have worked in Fiji (several lists)<BR>11. Historique de la Stations de Tunuloa<BR>12. 'An Unusual Priest' (Father Claudius Lurkhur), by Father Denis Fitzpatrick

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Historical notes on the Catholic Mission of Wairiki, Taveuni

  • AU PMB MS 440
  • Collection
  • 1922

The notes were compiled by Father F. Terrien, SM (1851-1922) who directed the Wairiki mission from 1895 to 1922. His notes were translated and slightly amplified by B.A.M., Suva, 1943. See also PMB 432.

Historical notes on the Catholic Mission of Wairiki, Taveuni (1844-1922).

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