'A Second Look at the Early Years of Methodism in Western Australia 1830-1855' by Rev William Mcnair

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Scope and Content

Delivered before the Royal Historical Society of Western Australia on the 25th July 1969. Brief typed footnote added for the years 1855 to 1900. Copy annotated in pencil with references to 23 Smithies letters from Newfoundland [within the (Wesleyan) Methodist Missionary Society archive].

Administrative / Biographical History

Rev John Smithies (1802-1872) served as a Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society missionary in their Newfoundland District from 1828 until 1837, the Bahamas from 1837 until 1838, Australia from 1839 until 1855 and as chairman of the Van Diemens Land District from 1855 until 1872.

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Gift to the MMS from the author