Collection MS 1313 - Manuscript and printed material

Some photographs, probably copied from the publications of George Brown, with newspaper clippings... Photograph of the 4 Rooneys, labelled “A Methodist Preacher’s Diamond Jubilee”. Letter, Levuka, August 25 1880, To “Dear Bro’ Rooney” – Isaac Rooney - from Lorimer Fison. folded... Letter, Bau, September 7 1880, To “Dear Bro Rooney” from Fred Langham [Rooney], 2 sides of a sheet. Letter, Levuka, September 13 1880, To “My dear Bro Rooney” from Lorimer Fison. Letter, Levuka, October 14 1880, To “Dear Bro Rooney” from Fred Langham [Rooney]. I sheet, writin... Letter, Levuka, November 6 1880. To “Dear Bro Rooney” from Fred Langham [Rooney], folded sheet, 1... A Buk Na Kelekele Ma Ra Buk Na Wetiri U Ra Lotu. Brisbane: Black, Reid & Co., Adelaide St, 18... A hymn with chorus ‘Dat karikpa Jesu’ is tipped in the front, in pen with second sheet of presume... Ai Vola Kei Vuravura.,by I. Rooney, 2nd edition. Sydney: Joseph Cook & Co., Printers. 1879. 4...
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AU PMB MS 1313


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  • 1845-1953 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm. See reel list and individual records for details - 'Printed Books' item 14 not microfilmed.
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Rev. Isaac Rooney (1843-1931) succeeded Rev. George Brown (1835-1917) as superintendent of the Methodist Mission in New Britain (Duke of York Islands), 1881-1888. The Mission had been established by Rev. Brown in 1875. Rev. Benjamin Danks (1853-1921) had joined Brown in 1878.

Manuscripts, Items 1-7: Photographs, press cuttings and letters to Isaac Rooney from Lorimer Fison and Fred Langham, Aug-Nov 1880.

Printed books, Items 1-15: mainly translations of scriptures into the language of the Duke of York Islands, some with inserts and annotations by Isaac Rooney, 1886-1905; and additional pamphlets by Isaac Rooney, including his essays on Darwinism and the origin of the Lelanesian and Polynesian races (1907), and by W.L.I. Linggood.

See Finding aids for details.
See also PMB 614, George Brown, George, Benjamin Danks and Isaac Rooney, Dictionary and Grammar of the Duke of York Island Language, copy owned and probably annotated by Isaac Rooney.

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Mr Andrew Rooney, Stirling, South Australia.

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