Late Reverend [John] Hartford Plant And Native Teachers, Melanesian Mission
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Late Reverend [John] Hartford Plant And Native Teachers, Melanesian Mission

1891. Albumen paper print, captioned and dated in ink on original mount below image, 9.6 x 11.6cm. Minor missing portions to edges, slight discolouration, creases.

In 1885, Reverend J.H. Plant joined the Melanesian Mission. He died in 1891 some time after this photograph was taken. The people surrounding Plant were teachers trained at St Barnabas College on Norfolk Island.

The Melanesian Mission was founded in 1849 by George Selwyn, the first Bishop of New Zealand. It is an Anglican missionary agency supporting the work of local Anglican churches in Melanesia. Ref: Armstrong, History of the Melanesian Mission, 1900; Wiki.

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Item #CL201-17

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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