Collection DOC 472 - Kweli Times: a short history of the Apostolic Church Vanuatu 1946-1965

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Kweli Times: a short history of the Apostolic Church Vanuatu 1946-1965


  • 2002 (Creation)

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This rare book is an account of the development of an independent ni-Vanuatu church, established in West Ambae by Peter Pentecost around 1901 and, after his death, led by Joe Lulu, Bihu and other elders. After the War, missionaries from the Apostolic Church, Allan and Daisy Mann, Inger Christensen, Frank and Molly Thompson, and Paul and Dulcie Grant, and others, connected with the independent church. The Ambae church was re-established as part of the Apostolic mission, under the leadership of Lulu of Wahala, Bihu of Vilakalaka, Samson of Tavala and Aaron of Halalulu. Links were forged with an Apostolic mission in Luganville, Santo, which eventually merged with the Ambae church to form the Apostolic Church New Hebrides in 1976.

Paul and Dulcie Grant, Kweli Times: A Short History of the Apostolic Church Vanuatu 1946-1965, Coopers Plains, Queensland, 2002; 58pp., illus.

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Institution: Dr Stephen Zagala, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
Address: Coombs Building, Fellows Rd, Acton 2601 ACT
Country: Australia

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