Ts extracts from a variety of sources about Tonga

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Sources, largely concerning Shirley Baker and the schism in the Christian church in Tonga, from which extracts have been taken are: 'The Dictionary of Australasian Biography' by Philip Mennell (London: Hutchinson, 1892); a pamphlet written in 1897 by A.W. McKay; 'Holy Tonga' by "The Vagabond" [Julian Thomas] ([Melbourne?]: sn, [1890?]. [reprinted from the Melbourne 'Leader']); report presented to the British Parliament by Sir Charles Mitchell in July 1887; 'Memoirs of the Rev. Dr. Shirley Waldemar Baker' by Beatrice Baker (Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington: Coulls Somerville Wilkie [printer], 1927); 'Diversions of a Prime Minister' by Basil Thomson (Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1894); extracts from minutes of Mission Board meetings, 1880-1898; summary of the enquiry conducted on 8 October 1879 at Nukualofa by the Board of Management Committee, outlining the charges against Baker; extract from the Tonga Circuit report, 1878; 'Dictionary of Australian Biography' by Percival Serle (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1949). With occasional ms annotations.