MS 3921 comprises papers relating to Philip Strong's years in New Guinea including a number of addresses to the Synod, processed letters to the missionary staff and pastoral messages. There is a typescript copy of Strong's recollections of his first three years in New Guinea written in 1942, a copy of his book Out of great tribulation (1947) and about 25 pamphlets all relating to Anglican missionary activity in New Guinea. The collection also includes about 15 pamphlets relating to the period when Strong was archbishop of Brisbane and primate of Australia (1 box).
The Acc07.047 instalment comprises correspondence, photographs, diaries, publications, prayer books, sermons, notebooks and drawings (42 boxes, 3 fol. boxes).
The Acc09.116 instalment comprises papers documenting Strong's childhood, education and professional life in the Anglican Church. They include correspondence, diaries, notes and notebooks, sermons and addresses, publications and reminiscences of wartime Papua New Guinea (7 boxes).
The Acc13.109 instalment comprises 40 diaries and some correspondence relating to Sir Philip Strong's time in New Guinea (17 boxes).
Archbishop. Philip Nigel Warrington Strong was born in Derbyshire, England in 1899. He was ordained an Anglican minister in 1923 and served until 1936 in poverty-stricken northern England industrial parishes. He was bishop of New Guinea from 1936-1963, remaining in the Territory throughout the Second World War. In 1963 he was enthroned archbishop of Brisbane and in 1966 he was elected primate of the Church of England in Australia. He retired in 1970 and, in the same year, was knighted KBE. Strong died at Wangaratta, Victoria in 1983.