Melanesian Mission

The Anglican Mission to Melanesia was founded by Bishop George A Selwyn in 1849. The Mission's activities extended over the islands west of Fiji, including the Solomon islands and the New Hebrides. The headquarters and training school were at Kohimarama, Mission Bay, Auckland 1849-1867, then at Norfolk Island until 1920, when the training school moved to the Solomon Islands, with the diocese office being opened in Auckland. In 1975 the Mission became the Church of Melanesia, with its headquarters in Honiara. The London office was mainly concerned with forwarding supplies and raising finance. [AJCP Handbook Pt 8]

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Date: [ca 1922] From: Selwyn, George Augustus (Bishop), 1809-1878 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0088-7 Description: Born on Norfolk Island, the son of Rev John Richardson Selwyn. Reminscences about his childhood and early years; especially his father and his grandmother S...
New Zealand letters and other writings
Date: 1844-1867 From: Selwyn family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-10105-06 Description: Letters, partial and complete, and other writings from Sarah Harriet Selwyn to friends in England, often addressed as 'Dear friend'. Includes also rough chro...
Date: 1968 By: Alexander, John Hood, 1916-1975; Morton Williams Ltd Ref: B-086-015/020 Description: Folio no 1: "Selwyn Church", Waimate North; Partington's Windmill, Auckland; Pioneer's homestead, Otaki. Folio no. 2: Manganese miner's cottage, Russell; Rev...
Date: 1867-1882 By: Codrington, Robert Henry (Rev), 1830-1922 Ref: Micro-MS-0101 Description: Three journals, 1872-1875, and letters to his brother Tom reflect wide interests, including anthropology, linguistics, and natural history; describes life am...
Date: 1848-1974 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1390 Description: Comprise newspaper clippings of Bishop Walter Baddeley; ephemera relating to Bishop Chisholm, Charles Fox's 'Lord of the Southern Isles'and the Melanesian Mi...
Date: 1968 From: Alexander, John Hood, 1917- :New Zealand historic buildings. Pen wash paintings with text by John H. Alexander. Auckland, Morton Williams Ltd, 1968. Ref: B-086-018 Description: View of the stone mission house at Mission Bay, Auckland. In the foreground are two large trees (possibly gums). Quantity: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s...
Date: 1876-1887 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2122 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1881-1912 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-1637 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: [ca 1908-1920] From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2622 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1847-1965 By: Melanesian Mission Ref: Micro-MS-0752 Description: Correspondence of missionaries and others interested in Fiji, 1870s' including references to Bishop Patteson's murder and to the labour trade. Correspondence...
Date: 1856-1871 By: Patteson, John Coleridge (Bishop), 1827-1871 Ref: Micro-MS-0686 Description: Letters relating to the establishment of the Melanesian Mission, with comment on Church of England affairs in New Zealand Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s) posi...
Date: 1921-1934 From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-1092 Description: Contains minutes of the Executive Committee 21 Apr 1921-5 Mar 1925, and of the Finance Board 25 Mar 1925-31 Jul 1934. Minutes are indexed Source of title -...
Date: [ca 1902-1925] From: Pacific Manuscripts Bureau : Records of the Pacific Area Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-08-0557 Description: Autobiography consists of 112 typescript pages. Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s). Finding Aids: Full description in inventory..
Date: 1950-1955 By: Durrad, Walter John (Rev), 1878-1954 Ref: MS-Papers-1171 Description: Forty-six letters from Fox to Durrad written from the Solomon Islands and New Zealand, and an unpublished typescript with ms additions and corrections of `A ...
Date: 1854-1871 By: Patteson, John Coleridge (Bishop), 1827-1871 Ref: qMS-1635 Description: Letters to his family concerning the Melanesian Mission, with comment on Church of England affairs in New Zealand stressing Bishop Selwyn's views; discussion...
Date: 1870 - 1879 From: [Ephemera of octavo size relating to the Church of England and Anglican congregations, parishes, churches and buildings in New Zealand] By: Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967 Ref: Eph-A-RELIGION-A-1870s Description: Includes: 1872: Special services in commemoration of the Martyrs of the Melanesian Mission. Edwin Hobbs, Fisher Young, John Coleridge Patteson, John Atkin, S...
Date: 1973 By: Fox, Charles Elliot (Rev), 1878-1977 Ref: qMS-0803 Description: Fox describes his boyhood in Gisborne, including an encounter with Te Kooti, his school years in Napier, university study in Auckland, his training for the m...
Date: [1868-1876] From: Phillips, Coleman, 1846-1925 : Papers Ref: 73-150-10 Description: Report of the Melanesian Mission (1871, 1873); `A Month in Fiji' by a recent visitor (1868); Rev R H Codrington, `Lecture on the Melanesian Mission' delivere...
Date: 1933 From: Rykers, Leslie Bertram Archibald, 1897-1976 :[Original art works for, and print of, advertisements, greeting cards, and illustrations for Auckland Star and Brett's Christmas annuals, mostly 1920s-1930s. Artwork by Neville L and Trevor Rykers, 1940s and 1950s]. By: Melanesian Mission Ref: B-185-100 Description: Cover design shows a scene in the bay of a tropical island, with canoes of the indigenous people around a two-masted yacht anchored in the bay. In the left ...
Date: 1908-1932 By: Blencowe, John Walcot (Rev), 1886-1964 Ref: Micro-MS-0447 Description: Contain various printed items, a Mota vocabulary, letters to his parents 1909-1911 describing his voyage to the Pacific, his stay on Norfolk Island, and life...