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Papers 1882-1967 [microform]
Bib ID 569214
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Churchward, C. M. (Clerk Maxwell)
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra : Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, [19--] 
One microfilm reel 35 mm. 
Series

PMB ; 158.

Summary

The papers comprise: Diary of a visit to Rotuma, 1931; Notes on dealings with Resident Commissioner, Rotuma, 1931; Subsidiary documents re above; Rotuma letters, 1932-1937; Rotuman beliefs and customs; Memorandum re Rotuma Cession Day celebrations, 1967; Copy of Ao Fo'ou, 12/5/67; Records of the Land Titles Commission, Rotuma, 1882-1883; Notes on Rotuman history and Rotuma Circuit (Methodist Mission) reports, 1921, 1924-1928; Account by Mesulama Titifanua (Rotuman missionary) of sojourn in New Britain, 1927-1928; Notes on conversation with Takalaigau, 1934.

Biography/History

Dr Churchward, who died in Suva in 1968, was a noted linguist. As a Methodist missionary at Rotuma in the 1930s, he prepared a Rotuman Grammar and Dictionary, which was published in 1940. He also published A New Fijian Grammar (1941) and an English-Tongan New Testament and was working on the Old Testament in Tongan when he died.

Notes

Microfilm copy of original held by Methodist Church in Fiji, Epworth House, Marks Street, Suva, Fiji.

Subjects Churchward, C. M. (Clerk Maxwell) -- Archives.  |  Methodist Church -- Missions -- Fiji.  |  Linguists -- Rotuma Island (Fiji) -- Archives.  |  Missionaries -- Rotuma Island (Fiji) -- Archives.  |  Missions -- New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea)  |  Folklore -- Rotuma Island (Fiji)  |  Rotuma Island (Fiji) -- History.
Time Coverage 1882-1967 
Other authors/contributors Titifanua, Mesulama  |  Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

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