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Notes and reports on the Petits Freres

  • AU PMB MS 442
  • Collectie
  • 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.

Roman Catholic Mission Fiji


  • AU PMB MS 1062
  • Collectie
  • 1855-1939

In 1855, following the formation of the Australasian Connexion of the Methodist Church, general jurisdiction and administration of the Methodist missions in the Friendly Islands, Fiji and New Zealand was transferred to the Methodist Missionary Society of Australasia which subsequently also took control of Methodist activities in Samoa, New Guinea, Papua, the Solomon Islands and North Australia. New Zealand became a separate Conference in 1910 and in 1922 it took over responsibility for the Solomons Islands District. In 1926 Tonga was made an independent Conference in affiliation with the Australasian General Conference.

Mission Board minutes, 1865-97 (3 vols) (MOM 1-3) (1 reel)
Mission District minutes, 1855-1914 (30 vols) (MOM 5-26, 174-81) (17 reels)
Executive Committee minutes, 1898-1939 (4 vols) (MOM 210-12,276) (3 reels)
Sydney Synod minutes, 1906 (1 vol) (MOM 4);
Port Darwin Circuit quarterly minutes, 1873-99 (1 vol) (MOM 27) (1 reel)
Minutes of the Victorian Section of the General Conference, Tonga Committee, 1888-92 (1 vol) (MOM 28)<B><P>See reel list for further details</B>

Methodist Church of Australia Overseas Mission

Papers on the Methodist Church in Rabaul and related documents on Papua New Guinea history and education

  • AU PMB MS 1169
  • Collectie
  • 1940-1975

Rev. Ian Fardon (1925-1991) was born and raised in the Atherton Tablelands, far North Queensland. He trained as a pilot during World War II and attended Sydney University after the War with a view to going into the Methodist Ministry. At Sydney University he became active in the Student Christian Movement. After graduating he undertook theological training at Leigh Methodist Theological College, Sydney. Rev. Fardon was appointed probationary minister at Wagga, NSW, 1952-53, and helped organise the Student Christian Movement in Australia, 1954-55. He was appointed Minister of the Rabaul Memorial Church TPNG in 1956 and was posted as Circuit Minister at Gaulim, New Britain, from 1966 till 1968. In 1969 Rev. Fardon was appointed Minister at the Ela-Boroko United Church in Port Moresby. In 1974 Rev. Fardon returned to Australia and settled in Armidale where he retired in 1984.

The Fardon Papers consist of: correspondence, 1960-1976, including commentary on the death of Jack Emmanuel; talks, articles and notes on PNG theology, mission history and current events, 1963-72; sermon notes, 1966-72; Methodist Overseas Mission, New Guinea District and Rabaul Church papers, 1902-1973; articles, notes and original documents on the history of New Britain and New Ireland, 1884-1973, including a dossier on the Matuangan Association; unpublished articles and notes on education, history and politics in PNG, 1957-1972; and sundry press cuttings on PNG missions and politics, 1930-73. The papers cover diverse topics such as local government, anthropology, colonial policies, the World Bank, self-government, archaeology, alcohol, industrial relations, oceanic voyaging and mission economic interests. See Finding aids for details.

Fardon, Rev Ian

Collection of pamphlets relating to the Methodist Church in Fiji

  • AU PMB DOC 408
  • Collectie
  • 1878-1970

Cecil Gribble (born 1903) was a Methodist missionary and Director of Education in Tonga, 1943-46. He was General Secretary of the Methodist Overseas Mission from 1949 until his retirement in 1970. Rev. Gribble donated this collection of pamphlets to the Pacific Theological College Library.

Collection of 17 rare pamphlets by various authors relating to the work of the Methodist Church in Fiji. 13 of the pamphlets were published between 1900 and 1909, with many of these relating to the controversial issue of lay representation in the Fiji District Synod of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference of Australasia.<BR><P>A detailed inventory of the pamphlets, together with summary notes prepared by John Garrett is available.

Gribble, Rev. Cecil F.

Australia and New Zealand Bulletin

  • AU PMB DOC 413
  • Collectie
  • Jan 1952-Jul 1970

This is a duplicated news sheet circulated among L.M.S. supporters from Auckland. Although these sheets give details of the work of the L.M.S. throughout the world they concentrate on the Australia-Pacific region.

A set commencing with No. 43 (January-February 1952) and ending with No.218 (July 1970).

London Missionary Society, Auckland

Melanesian Nius / the Kiokio Nius

  • AU PMB DOC 416
  • Collectie
  • Jan-Mar 1977

The <i>Melanesian Nius</i> and the <i>Kiokio Nius</i> were sister newspapers published irregularly in Honiara by the pioneer Solomon Islander journalist and newspaper proprietor, George Aitkin, prior to publication of his major weekly, the <i>Solomons Toktok</i>.

<i>Melanesian Nius</i>, No.1, 19 Jan 1977; No.2, 27 Jan 1977; No.3, 2 Feb 1977; No.4, 9 Feb 1977; No.5, 16 Feb 1977; No.6, 23 Feb 1977; No.7, 2 Mar 1977.
<i>The Kiokio Nius</i>: No.8, 16 Mar 1977; No.9, 23 Mar 1977; No.10, 31 Mar 1977.

Melanesian Nius / the Kiokio Nius

Fiji Voice (Fiji Independent News Service, Sydney)

  • AU PMB DOC 418
  • Collectie
  • Sep 1987-Dec 1992

The Fiji Voice was the official publication of the Fiji Independent News Service which was established in 1987 to publicise events related to the coups in Fiji. The Fiji Voice was edited by Dale Keeling, a Sydney journalist.

No.1, Sep 1987: No.2, Oct 1987: No.3, Dec 1987: No.4, Feb 1988: No.5, May 1988: No.6, Aug 1988: No.7, Jan 1989: No.8, Mar 1989: No.9, May 1989: No.10, Sep 1989: No.11, Dec 1989: No.12, Feb/Mar 1990: No.13, Apr/May 1990: No.14, Jun/Jul 1990: No.15, Sep/Oct 1990: No.16, Dec 1990: No.17, Mar 1991: No.18: May/Jun 1991: No.19, Aug/Sep 1991: No.20, Nov/Dec 1991: No.21, Apr/May 1992: No.22, Jul/Aug 1992: No.23, Oct 1992: No.24, Dec 1992.

Fiji Voice (Fiji Independent News Service, Sydney)

School logbooks

  • AU PMB MS 430
  • Collectie
  • 1924 - 1939; 1952 - 1970

All Saints School, Labasa, was established by the Anglican Mission, Fiji, c.1904

The logbooks are chronicles of the notable events in the day-to-day affairs of the school.

All Saints School, Labasa, Fiji

Japanese Government Reports to the League of Nations on the Administration of the South Seas Islands under Japanese mandate.

  • AU PMB DOC 443
  • Collectie
  • 1921-1937

Reports submitted to the Council of the League of Nations in accordance with Article 22 of the Covenant and examined by the Permanent Mandates Commission. The reports are in English and cover the Marshall Islands, the Caroline Islands and Ladrone island. The reports deal with general administration, finances, education, industry, navigation and trade. They include population statistics, laws and regulations, photographs and maps.

Reports for the years 1921-1922, 1924-1937.

Japanese Government

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