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[Portrait of] Tamate Rev. James Chalmers of New Guinea [picture]
Bib ID 3667426
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Online Versions
Description [between 1877 and 1901?] 
1 photograph : sepia toned ; image 11.0 x 8.4 cm., on card 14.0 x 10.8 cm. 
Biography/History

James Chalmers was born in Scotland in 1841. In 1861 he joined the Glasgow City Mission, and after eight months the London Missionary Society sent him to Cheshunt College near London. In 1865 he was ordained to the Christian ministry. He arrived in Rarotonga in 1867, and then went to New Guinea in 1877. He was known by the natives as Tamate.

Notes

Condition: Stains on surface.

Inscriptions: "Tamate Rev. James Chalmers of New Guinea"--In ink, hanwritten on card below photograph; "Wm ? Jones"--In ink, handwritten on reverse; "Cosy Camp Jersey Avenue Penshurst"--Stamped on reverse.

Title from inscription on front.

From Ferguson Collection.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-137187645

Subjects Chalmers, James, 1841-1901 -- Portraits.  |  Missionaries -- New Guinea -- Portraits.
Occupation Missionaries.

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