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  • Title
    William Gray - Papers, 1884-1915
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    PMB 1123
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : PMB 1123
  • Physical Description

    William Gray (1854-1937) was born near Gawler, South Aust. He obtained his B.A. from Adelaide University and graduated in divinity from Union College in 1880. He married Elizabeth McEwen in 1882 and shortly after they sailed for Weasisi, Tanna, New Hebribes in the "Dayspring." Gray was the first Presbyterian Church of South Australia missionary to the New Hebrides. He produced a grammar, primer, hymnal and translation of Luke's Gospel in the Tanna language. Gray became head of the Smith Dunesk Presbyterian Mission which later became the nucleus of John Flynn's Australian Inland Mission
  • Scope and Content
    The collection comprises: Rev William Gray's manuscripts, pamphlets and press cuttings; some annual reports of the Queensland Kanaka Mission and the Queensland Department of Pacific Island Immigration; pamphlets by J.G. Paton, A.C. Smith and J. Inglis attacking the labour trade; Rev Dr David Crombie's press cuttings on the New Hebrides, 1913-1915; William Watt Erskine's recollections of his childhood on Tanna, lantern slides and photographs of missionary life in the New Hebrides in the 1880s
  • General note

    PMB (Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau) ; 1123
    Available for reference but no part of the contents may be reproduced in any way without written permission
    Microfilm. Balgowlah : W.& F. Pascoe Pty Ltd for Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Australian National University : 1998. 2 microform reels : positive, 35 mm
    Associated material: additional papers held at NLA mfm PMB 1046, 1047 and 1048 and 1150
    Descriptive list available (5 p.)
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