Collection MS 1048 - Journal and correspondence

Journal 6 September 1884 - 4 February 1886 Elizabeth Gray to William Gray (2 letters) William Gray to Elizabeth Gray (2 letters) Irene Gray to Elizabeth and William Gray (2 letters) John Gray to Elizabeth and William Gray (2 letters) Annie Macmillan to Elizabeth Gray (1 letter) Agnes Watt to Elizabeth Gray (11 letters)
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AU PMB MS 1048


Journal and correspondence


  • 1882 - 1886 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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Elizabeth McEwen was born in 1857, daughter of John McEwen. She married Reverend William Gray at her father's house in 1882. Shortly after their marriage, they sailed for Weasisi, Tanna, New Hebrides in the 'Dayspring'. Elizabeth is described as being deeply committed to the Christian mission in New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). Six of their seven children were born on Tanna. Like her husband, she held concerns about the Pacific labour trade.

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Please see PMB 1046 for full entry.

  1. Journal 6 September 1884 to 4 February 1886
  2. Correspondence: Elizabeth to William - 2 letters (1882), William to Elizabeth - 2 letters (1882), Irene (daughter) to parents - 2 letters n.d., John (son) to parents - 2 letters (1892), Mrs Macmillan to Elizabeth - 1 letter (1900), Agnes Watt to Elizabeth - 3 letters (n.d.), 5 letters (1882), 3 letters (1893)

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Available for access but no part of the contents of this reel may be reproduced in any way without the written permission of Mrs Audrey Harvey

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Mrs Audrey Harvey,Unit 49, 177 Badimara Street,FISHER ACT 2611. Tel: 06 2882449

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