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Journal 2001 - Wesley Historical Society





Journal 2001


Contents

FOREWORD by Bernie Le Heron

METHODIST MISSION NORTHERN: THE SESQUICENTENNIAL
by Ivan Whyle
ESTABLISHMENT OF SOLOMON ISLANDS MISSION
by Verna Mossong
NATHAN SIPISONG: Wartime Adventures
Audrey Brace (editor)
FIFTY YEARS in PAPUA NEW GUINEA
by Fred Baker
VERNA MOSSONG FAREWELLED

OBITUARY: SELWYN DAWSON by Gordon McLauchlan

SOLOMON ISLANDS CENTENARY: May 2002
by Phil Taylor
OBITUARY : ARNOLD HUNT

THREATENED CHURCH: SYDENHAM
by John Wilson
THIS IS THE HOUSE THE CHURCH BUILT
by Marcia Baker
WRITING A PARISH HISTORY
by Allan K Davidson
MEMBERSHIP NEWS

CORRECTION : THE FIRST DEACONESS HOUSE

THANK YOU, OBSERVANT READERS

ACADEMIC THESES

ANNIVERSARIES

WHS DIRECTORY 2001

FOREWORD

In the Journal we relate the present to Little-known facts about the first the past and the future. Journal 2001 Methodist pioneers in this country, the continues that function. We are Primitive Methodists, have been constantly dependent on the Archives diligently researched by Ivan Whyle to for reliable information, both historical produce our leading article. and up-to-the-minute, and we note with Preliminary publicity for the Solomon extreme regret that Vema Mossong has Islands Mission Centenary next year is been obliged by ill health to retire from included in order to stir awareness of the position of Head Archivist in the occasion, and understanding of the Auckland; we also celebrate the lives present situation in the now self of two outstanding personalities who governing indigenous church in have died. Melanesia.

There is more about the present use of old churches as private residences, from Marcia Baker, supported by photographs taken by Dave Roberts and Doug Burt. Allan Davidson has supplied a guide for the production and presentation of a local church history.We acknowledge that some of what we publish in good faith "ain't necessarily so" and are grateful to all who alert us to the true facts. Finally, to all who have contributed articles, researched information or assisted in various ways, many thanks.

Bernie Le Heron