Hiu, the northernmost island, is 530 miles from the southernmost one, Aneityum
The London Missionary Society established missions in the southern islands from 1839, Presbyterians spread from Aneityum
in 1848 throughout the southern and central archipelago, Anglicans throughout the northern islands from 1849, Catholics from the 1880s, the Church of Christ and Seventh-day Adventists from the early 20th century, while an array of new evangelical churches has emerged in the last two decades.
In addition to bringing revenue to the nearby Aneityum
community and providing real cultural experiences and engagement for cruise passengers, Carnival Australia believes the Mystery Island business model could become the template for opportunities elsewhere.
In 1848 they went to Aneityum
in the New Hebrides and served for 24 years.
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, Journal of Pacific History 41 (3) 2006, 293-311.
However, most of them soon succumbed, either to disease or to violence, or withdrew; only those on Aneityum
remained for an extended period.
This epidemic of measles, dysentery, and pneumonia had a wider impact on the whole colony from October 1860 to early 1861 before causing devastation in Tanna and Aneityum
in Vanuatu (Sand 1995: 306; Douglas 1998: 303-305).
In 1848, they travelled to Aneityum
in the New Hebrides, where they served for 24 years.
10) But Dravidian kinship systems are known from a few Oc- speaking societies in the Solomons (Guadalcanal and possibly Florida, Ysabel, and San Cristobal), South Vanuatu (Tanna, Aneityum
, West- Futuna-Aniwa) and Fiji (Hage 2001).
I have argued elsewhere (2002) that the prospect of female sociality was always a prime attraction of Christian gatherings for women in places such as Aneityum
, south Vanuatu, and New Caledonia where solitary women and nuclear families were the main productive units in taro gardening.
Douglas reiterates her earlier argument (2002) that the prospect of sociality per se was a 'prime attraction' for women in Aneityum
, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia where, she adjudges, precolonial life was peculiarly solitary for women.
I illustrate the principles and method via a narrative vignette which exemplifies, interrogates and exploits demeaning missionary tropes for indigenous women in mid-nineteen th century Aneityum