Loyalty Islands [Iles Loyauté, Nouvelle-Calédonie],1866

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address by Naseve (a 'high chief of Aneityum') to 'a number of Aneityumese assembled on the shore looking at the magnificent new Mission Barque "John Williams" as she lay at anchor in Anelicauhat [Anelghowat] Harbour just two days after she was got off the reef'

and letters from:

Stephen Creagh, Sydney and Mare - visit to churches (including Presbyterian) and Sabbath Schools in Victoria, Australia; appointment of James Sunderland as General Agent of LMS; - detailed account of interview with Bishop Patteson and further correspondence discouraging him from sending Wadrokola back to the island as an Anglican missionary

John Jones, Mare - reconciliation between Ruemec and Gurewoc tribes through Gospel influence claim of Governor to new mission chapel

Theological institution for training pastors and evangelists resumed

James Sleigh, Mare - purchased a site to build a house

Samuel MacFarlane, Lifu - completed translation of New Testament in Lifu; differences with directors over dispute concerning behaviour of his wife [née Elizabeth Ursula Joyce] in an RC church

Samuel Ella, Uea - RC oppression of Protestants, unsatisfactory response of Governor and Commandant

Teachers located and chapels built at Iawe, Titi, Wabanien, Cherethe, Yegele,Tadinu [Tadine]

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