An Index to
NZ Methodist Church History OnLine
Pacific Islands
 
The Pacific
This contains the papers from the 2005 Conference in Auckland
Wesley's Legacy - Conflict Confusion and Challenge in the South
Pacific with papers on the theology and history of Methodist
Missions with special reference to Samoa, Tonga, Fiji,
Melanesia and Aotearoa NZ.
WHS Publication #82-83 - 2006
Weaving the Unfinished Mats
A survey of New Zealand Methodism's missions in the
Pacific between 1822 and 1972
WHS Publication #28(3&4) 1972
A Family Affair - NZ Methodism's Mission
Overseas by G.G.Carter
Report of the South Pacific Regional Conference of the
World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987.
Includes addresses and papers presented.
WHS Publication #50 1987
Wesley's South Seas Heritage
The traditional picture, and two other perspectives on
the spread of Methodism in the South Pacific. (A paper
presented at the South Pacific Conference of the World
Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987
)
WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
An Introduction to the South Pacific
Activity of Wesleyan Methodists

by G.G.Carter
South Pacific Missions and Australian missions originated
in Sydney. This tells of the people who went to to NZ,
Tonga... after serving in NSW. (Marsden, Leigh, Lawry...)
(A paper presented at the South Pacific Conference of the
World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987
)
WHS Publication #50 (Paper)
Methodist Pioneers in the South Pacific
by F. Baker
Australia The story of Richard Johnson - the first chaplain in Sydney.
Marsden was appointed to assist him.
(A paper presented at the South Pacific Conference of the
World
Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987)
WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
The Apostle of Methodism - Richard
Johnson (1753-1827)

by F. Baker
The Aboriginal response to the Gospel.
(A paper presented at the South Pacific Conference of the
World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987)

WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
The Aboriginal Reponse to the Gospel
by J.Udy
Bougainville/Buka David Pasau was a native missionary who worked at
Bougainville Mission Stations from 1917 to 1970
WHS Publication #35 1979
Peacemakers – David Pausu and the
United Church of Bougainville
by A.H. Voyce
Have you ever heard of Ruruvu? Trevor Shepherd outlines
the history of the mission work in Ruruvu.
WHS Publication #72 - 2000
Article by T. Shepherd in the
WHS Journal 2000
The story of Sister Pamela Beaumont's early life, and her
first term in Bougainville 1951-1953.
Falling Leaves
by Pamela Beaumont
The Story of Sister Pamela Beaumont's second term in
Bougainville 1954 to 1958.
Glimpses of Bougainville
by Pamela Beaumont
Ever Widening Circles contains stories of some influential
Methodist leaders in Solomon Islands and Bougainville/Buka.
These include: John Veo Bitibule, Scotter and Mary Bo,
Francis Bongbong, Hazel Boseto, Leslie Boseto, Daniel Bula,
Edwin Daga, Stephen & Mulu Gadepeta, Belshazzar Gina,
Paula Havea, Dora Rande Moata, Semisi Nau, David Pausu,  
John Pirah, Iula (Ula) Qilanoba, Simon and Varosi Rigamu,
Nathan Sipisong, Lester & Maybent Sogabule, Usaia Sotutu,
Stephen Sukina, David Voeta.
WHS Publication #75
Ever Widening Circles
Ed by Alan Leadley
 
Fiji
This paper mainly discusses the problems and challenges
faced by the Methodist Church in Fiji. It also attempts to
capture the current state and nature of Fijian Methodism.
WHS Publication #82-83 - 2006
Weaving the Unfinished Mats 
Inez Hames tells of the 50 years that she worked with
Methodist Missions in Fiji.
WHS Publication #27(5) 1973
I Remember
by I.Hames
The Fijian response to the Gospel.
(A paper presented at the
South Pacific Conference of the
World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987)
WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
The Fijian Response to the Gospel
by I.S.Tuwere
The story of Rev. William Slade (1859-1916) a N.Z.
missionary to Fiji.
WHS Publication #52, Journal 1989
William Slade of Fiji
by W.G.Slade
 
Papua-New Guinea
This paper explores some of the contributions made by
the Methodist missionaries in the development of Papua New Guinea.  
WHS Publication #82-83 - 2006
Weaving the Unfinished Mats  
The story of the Reverend John Arthur Crump,
Missionary to New Britain 1894 – 1904.
WHS Publication #29 1975
Misikaram
by G.G.Carter
The Papua New Guinea response to the Gospel.
(A paper presented at the South Pacific Conference of the

World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987)
WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
The Papua New Guinea response to
the Gospel
by A.Burua
Celebrating 100 years of missionary work in the Papua New
Guinea highlands.
WHS Publication #74 Journal 2001
Fifty Years in the Papua New Guinea
Highlands
by Fred Baker
Samoa The Coming of the Methodist Church to Samoa, and Samoan
Methodists in New Zealand. 
WHS Publication #82-83 - 2006
Weaving the Unfinished Mats
 

Solomon Islands
The Impact of Methodism on the People, Culture and Society
in the Solomon Islands. 
WHS Publication #82-83 - 2006
Weaving the Unfinished Mats 
How the Solomon Islands Mission was first established. WHS Publication #74 Journal 2001
The Establishment of the Solomon Islands
Mission
by Verna Mossong
The story of David Voeta, a native missionary who worked
on Solomon Mission Stations from 1925-1936.
WHS Publication #28(5) 1974
David Voeta - The Story of a Pioneer
Missionary by G.G.Carter
The story of Sister Lina M.Jones and her missionary
experiences in the Solomon Islands between 1924 & 1949
WHS Publication #45 1985
Valuable Beyond Price
by G G Carter
The Solomon Islands response to the Gospel.
(A paper presented at the
South Pacific Conference of the
World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987)
WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
The Solomon Islands Response to the
Gospel
by E.Tuza
This looks at the last resting place of George Carter
at Munda in the Solomon Islands.
WHS Publication #58 Journal 1991-92
Journey to Munda
by V.Mossong
The women who worked in the Solomon Islands - the
missionaries, the teachers, the nurses, the deaconesses and
the administrators.
WHS Publication #60 1993
The Call of the Solomons
by D.Beniston
This is the story of the evacuation of some of the NZ
missionaries in the Solomon Islands to Australia in 1942
when the islands were invaded by the Japanese.
WHS Publication #46
Journal 1985
The Cruise of the Fauro Chief
The life and times of the Rev. Belshazzar Gina, the first
ordained Solomon Islander. His life with the Rev Goldie and
as a minister to his people through the war.
WHS Publication #71 2000
Yours in His Service by G.C.Carter
The story of Nathan Sipisong and the Coastwatchers
who remained on Bougainville during the Japanese occupation.
WHS Publiction #74, Journal 2001
Nathan Sipisong: Wartime Adventures
edited by Audrey Bruce
Ever Widening Circles contains stories of some influential 
Methodist leaders in Solomon Islands and Bougainville/Buka. 
These include: John Veo Bitibule, Scotter and Mary Bo, 
Francis Bongbong, Hazel Boseto, Leslie Boseto, Daniel Bula, 
Edwin Daga, Stephen & Mulu Gadepeta, Belshazzar Gina, 
Paula Havea, Dora Rande Moata, Semisi Nau, David Pausu,  
John Pirah, Iula (Ula) Qilanoba, Simon and Varosi Rigamu, 
Nathan Sipisong, Lester & Maybent Sogabule, Usaia Sotutu, 
Stephen Sukina, David Voeta.
WHS Publication #75
Ever Widening Circles
Ed by Alan Leadley
Solomon Islands Revisited - A report by Phil Taylor
The Story of my life in the Church Ministry - the story
of Rev Mareta Tahu, the first Woman ordained in the
Solomon Islands.
WHS Publication #76
Journal 2002
The Rev. Dr Allan Davidson opens a window on the past with
his exploration of the significance of the film The Transformed
Isle
. The 1920s film was used by the church to point to the
effectiveness of the Methodist mission.  
WHS Publication #82
Journal 2006
NZ Methodists and "Missionary Propaganda"
by A K Davison 
Reflecting on his experience as Principal of Goldie College,
the Rev. Jim Cropp provides us with an insight into his demanding ministry in the 1960s.  
WHS Publication #82
Journal 2006
My Years at Goldie College by J Cropp 
 
Tonga
Religious practice in Tonga, early missionaries to Tonga, 
and Tongan Methodists in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
WHS Publication #82-83 - 2006
Weaving the Unfinished Mats 
This contains the story of the three years Walter Lawry
spent in Tonga - 1821-23
WHS Publication #13(4) 1967
Walter Lawry and the Wesleyan Mission
in the South Seas by E.W.Hames
The Tongan response to the Gospel.
(A paper presented at the
South Pacific Conference of the
World Methodist Historical Society, Auckland 1987)
WHS Publication #50 1987 (Paper)
The Tongan Response to the Gospel
by S.A.Havea
A play written for the 1988 Conference about The Rev.
John Thomas, a missionary to Tonga. It gives us
glimpses of his life and work there. It covers the period
1928-1954.
WHS Publication #52, Journal 1989
Thomasi: For Islands Far Away
by H.Bray
Division and Reunion in Tongan Methodism - the story
of the Free Methodists and the Wesleyan Methodists,
and especially the work of the Rev. J. B. Watkin.
& A Trip to Tonga 1922 by Rugby Pratt.
WHS Publication #76
Journal 2002