Album Snaphots in Southern Seas taken by William Crosfield during Deputation to New Guinea and South Sea Islands.

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  • Reference
      GB 102 CWM/LMS/02/10/030
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      289 printing out paper prints, removed from fragile album. Many have original captions written on reverse. Captions from album pages have been transcribed onto reverse of prints by cataloguer and marked (SJ 2001) where this provides additional information. This is sometimes contradictory to original captions.

Scope and Content

Groups include: Crew and passengers on board "Gothic" ship; picnic party at Bulli [New South Wales, Australia]; indigenous boys outside building in Kwato [Papua New Guinea]; indigenous men seated on ground at Waga Waga [Papua New Guinea]; groups of indigenous people, Kabione [Papua New Guinea]; group of teachers, wives and children outside teacher's house, Kerepunu [Papua New Guinea, names listed on reverse of print]; missionary meeting and procession, Port Moresby [Papua New Guinea]; boat boys, school girls, LMS church members with banners, Vatorata [Papua New Guinea]; native women holding children, Maiva [Papua New Guinea]; two girls in white dresses outside house, Sapapallii [Samoa]; group of men, Malua [Samoa]; "native audience", Samoa; group of missionaries and indigenous teachers, Murray Island; chuch members at meeting, Lifu; son of John Williams murderer; congregation, Niue; audiences at meetings, watching dance display, Rarotonga [Cook Islands]; seated women and chidren, Rarotonga [Cook Islands]; groups of children talking over wall, Atiu [Cook Islands]; groups of men, indigenous woman with missionary child on veranda of mission building, Aitutaki [Cook Islands]; Papauta girls [Samoa]; "Malautu". People include: J J Halley in his orchard and garden; Sir [William] Macgregor on ship deck; chief outside house, Rigo, Saroa [Papua New Guinea]; Vibukori chief; ?Olipa and Katie, teachers' wives on board "John Williams"; Events include: presentation of yams to Deputation by people of Niue at meeting in fornt of Mission house, Alofi, 9am Friday 18 June, 1897. Activites include: yachts racing in Sydney harbour [Australia]. Places or buildings include: Lion Mountain, Capetown & Blackspur, Ferndale [South Africa]; Sydney Bay and harbour [Australia]; landing place, Paulo's cave, grave and church, Mutalau, Niue; views of Erromanga including scene of Harris' murder, church interior, coastal scenes, Erromanga; native houses, Fiji; first church at Murray Island; church and King's house, Atiu, Cook Islands; interior and exterior of church, Mauke, Cook Islands; Ofu, Manua, Samoa; village and coastal scenes, Lifu; church at Uvea [Loyalty Islands]. Places and buildings in Papua New Guinea include: Bill Rock; Samarai [Milne Bay]; landing place and mission house, Kwato; Milui Bay, Waga Waga; Old and new teacher's houses, graves and houses, Killerton; mission house, new church and teachers house, Isuleilei; Marshall lagoon and Marine Village, Bererubu; Kabione; houses, Kerepunu; Kalo; Saroa; Delena; joiner's shop, Rigo; Dubu; Maiva; Jokea; scenes of Port Moresby including settlement; Quarantine Island, Samarai; Tamate's new house, Sugaune; Yule Island; village scenes including mission house, Jokea; views of Delena including teacher's house. Also includes: big tree "Uncle Sam" Blackspur, Ferndale [South Africa]; HMS "Orlando", "Lika" after contact with iceberg, Sydney [Australia]; "Gulf of Siam" ship and "Duke of Argyle" ship, pilot steamer and pilot leaving "John Williams" ship, Brisbane, [Australia]; canoes at Kwato and Port Moresby [Papua New Guinea]; "Merrie Engalnd" ship in Fyfe Bay; breakers off coast of Tutuila, Samoa; landing timber, Mangaia, Cook Islands; men in rowing boat, Leone, Tutuila, Samoa; John Williams and Olive Branch ships, Niue; New Guinea carving. Pictures taken by: W Crosfield

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Prints originally in a very flimsy two part paper album. Removed and numbered in order.

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