Marist and Pacific Mission History library

The Marist and Pacific Mission History library is a project conceived and managed by Father Andrew Murray SM. Out of his deep respect and love for Oceania, he has been collecting and creating electronic copies of publications on the Pacific mission from the four branches of the Marist Family. He has also pursued other professional authors whose books address this topic. The most recent list of publications exceeds sixty different works in electronic form.

The following works have been collected as part of a project to locate and scan books on Marist and Pacific mission history.  Some of these works were contributed by the authors already in pdf form.  A small number of works were sourced from the Australian National University open access site and from other public sites. The PDFs are text-searchable.

Marist Pacific Mission History – English

Breheret sm, Jean-Baptiste. The Levuka Journal 1866 to 1888.  Translated from the original French manuscript by John Crispin sm.  Suva: CEPAC, 2016.

Burke fms, Roger. St Peter Chanel 1803 – 1841. Gladstone Qld: Parish of Gladstone, 1988.

Chanel sm, Peter. Ever your Poor Brother: Surviving Letters and Futuna Journal.  Translated by William Joseph Stuart and Anthony Ward sm.  Rome: Publications of the General Archives of the Society of Mary, 1991.

Christieson sm, Karin.  In a Hidden Manner: The Story of the Marists Sisters in Aotearoa-New Zealand.  Auckland: Marist Sisters of New Zealand Trust board, 2011.

Clisby fms, Edward. Far Distant Shores: The History of the Marist Brothers in New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Kiribati 1838-2013. Auckland: New Zealand Marist Brothers Trust Board: 2017. 

Clisby fms, Edward. Marist Brothers and the Maori 1838 – 1988. Hillsborough NZ: Marist Publications, 2001.

Decker sm, Charles F. Saving the Solomons: From the Diary Account of Mother Mary Rose smsm. Bedford MA: The Marist Missions, 1948.

Delbos msc, Georges. The Catholic Church in New Caledonia: A Century and a Half of History.  English translation by Derek Finlay sm.  Nouméa: CEPAC 2001.

Delbos msc, Georges. The Catholic Church in Wallis and Futuna (1837 – 2004).  Suva: CEPAC, 2004.

Deniau sm, Alfred.  The Catholic Church in Fiji 1844 – 1886.  Translated from the French Manuscript by John Crispin. Suva: Fr John Crispin sm, 2013.

Doyle fms, Brother Alban. The Story of the Marist Brothers in Australia 1872 – 1972.  Sydney: The Marist Brothers of the Schools, 1972.

Fitzgerald, Michael and François Grossin sm. Alive in Memory: A Biographic Necrology of Oceania Marist Province 1836 – 2011. Revised 4th edition. Suva: Oceania Marist Province, 2011.

Gilmore, Florence (translator). The Martyr of Futuna: Blessed Peter Chanel of the Society of Mary. New York: Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, 1917.

Graystone sm, Philip. Saint Peter Chanel sm: First Martyr of the South Pacific. Norfolk: Marist Fathers, England, 1994.

Hosie, John. Challenge: The Marists in Colonial Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1987.

Lambert sm, Francis. One Hundred Years of Mission: The Catholic Church in New Hebrides – Vanuatu. Port Vila: Diocese of Port Villa, 1987.

Laracy, Hugh.  Marists and Melanesians: A History of Marist Missions in the Solomon Islands.  Canberra: ANU Press, 1976. (Includes missions in South and North Solomon Islands.)

McBride sm, Joan C. A Constant Gospel in a Changing Church: Marist Sisters in Fiji 1892 – 1990. Revised Thesis from University of New England, 1991.

McBride sm, Joan C. When we are Weak Then we are Strong: A History of the Marist Sisters in Australia 1907 – 1984. Haberfield, NSW: Marist Sisters, 2006.

McCane fms, Lawrence. Melanesian Stories: Marist Brothers in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea 1845 – 2003.  Madang: Marist Brothers, 2004.

McHardy sm, Emmet. Blazing the Trail: Letters from the North Solomons. Edited by Eileen Duggan.  Sydney: Thomas Wade sm DD, 1935.

McMurrich sm, Peter. Not Angels, nor Men Confirmed in Grace: The Marists in Post-Federation Australia, 1892-1938. Sydney: Revised MA Thesis, 2008.

McMurrich sm, Peter. The Harmonising Influence of Religion: St Patrick’s Church Hill, 1840 to the Present.  Sydney: Patrick Books, 2011.

Mijolla smsm, Marie Cécile de and Amelia Tufale pfm. From Vendée to the Ends of the Earth: Sister Marie de la Croix (1831 – 1908) Missionary in New Caledonia. Translated by Julienne Hayes-Smith smsm. Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 2008.

Mijolla smsm, Marie Cécile de. Origins in Oceania: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary 1845 – 1931.  Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1984.

Mijolla smsm, Marie Cécile de. Une Lyonnaise: Marie Françoise Perroton (1796 – 1873) Missionnaire en Océanie; A Woman from Lyons: Marie Françoise Perroton (1796 – 1873) Missionary in Oceania. Translated from the French by Yvette Marie Mizzi and Marie Lamerand smsm. Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1997.

Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary: The Vocation of the Pioneers: At the Origins of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary.  Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 2005.

O’Brien smsm, Claire. A Greater than Solomon Here: A story of Church in Solomon Islands. Honiara: Catholic Church of Solomon Islands, 1995.

O’Brien smsm, Claire. To Celebrate My Son: A History of the Marist Missionary Sisters. Sydney: SMSM, 1989.

Raucaz sm, L. M.  In the Savage South Solomons: A Story of a Mission. Unstated: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, 1928.

Roach sm, Kevin J. Venerable Jean-Claude Colin and the Mission in New Zealand, 1838-1848. Rome: unpublished doctoral dissertation presented to the Faculty of Church History of the Pontifical Gregorian University, 1963.  The thesis was retyped and the references were updated by Gaston Lessard sm in 2020-21. Permission has been granted to prepare a retyped and updated pdf version of this thesis.  It will be posted to this website, when the work is complete

Roulleaux, Francois and Jean-Baptiste Breheret sm.  The Mission of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows: Lakeba, Fiji 1844-1855.  Translated from the French by John Crispin sm.  Suva: John Crispin, 2015.

Symes sm, W. J. The Life of St. Peter Chanel: The Marist Missionary Martyr. Boston, Catholic Printing Company, 1963.

Unknown. The Marist Missions in the South Seas. Lyon: Librairie Emmanuel Vitte, 1931.

Van de Wert fms, Kees. Marist Brothers Novitiate Lomeri Fiji: 25 Years 1971 – 1996. Lomeri: Marist Brothers, 1996.

Wiltgen, Ralph M.  The Founding of the Roman Catholic Church in Oceania 1825 – 1850.  Canberra: ANU Press, 1979.

Marist Pacific Mission History – French

Blanc sm, Joseph. Histoire Religieuse de L’Archipel Fidjien. Vol 1.  Toulon: Sainte-Jeanne d’Arc, 1926.

Blanc sm, Joseph. L’heritage d’un évěque d’Océanie. Toulon: Jeanne d’Arc, 1921.

Chanel sm, Pierre. Écrits de S. Pierre Chanel. Ědités par Claude Rozier sm.  Rome: Les Peres Maristes, 1960.

Delbos msc, Georges. L’Église Catholique au Vanuatu. Suva: CEPAC, 2001.

Delbos msc, Georges. L’Église Catholique en Nouvelle-Calédonie: Un Siècle et demi d’histoire. Paris: Éditions Desclée, 1993.

Delbos, Georges. L’Église Catholique À Wallis et Futuna (1837 – 2004). Suva: CEPAC, 2004.

Douceré sm, Victor. La Mission Catholique aux Nouvelles Hébrides. Lyon: Emanuel Vitte, 1934.

Gilibert sm, Jean. Un Voyage Sans Retour: Journal de Jean Gilibert SM: Missionnaire Mariste chez les Kanaks de 1858 à 1891. Transcription et notice biographique par Marie-Louise Gondal. Introduction historique et annotations par Frédéric Angleviel Suva: CEPAC, 2007.

Lanfrey fms, André. ‘Frère Joseph Chatelet (Frère Hyacinthe) – 1817-1847’. In Joseph Ronzon, Frères Maristes en Océanie, pp. 89 à 95 (unpublished manuscript).

Lanfrey fms, André. ‘Le F. Hyacinthe dans la Société de Marie’. Manuscript, 2020.

Mijolla smsm, Marie Cécile de and Amelia Tufale pfm. Une Vendéenne au bout du monde: Soeur Marie do la Croix (1831-1908) Missionnaire en Nauvelle Calédonie. Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 2008.

Mijolla smsm, Marie Cécile de. Les Pionnières Maristes en Océanie: aux origines des soeurs missionnaires de la Société de Marie 1845 – 1931. Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1980.

Mijolla smsm, Marie Cécile de. Une Lyonnaise: Marie Françoise Perroton (1796 – 1873) Missionnaire en Océanie; A Woman from Lyons: Marie Françoise Perroton (1796 – 1873) Missionary in Oceania. Translated from the French by Yvette Marie Mizzi and Marie Lamerand smsm. Rome: Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, 1997.

Ronzon fms, Joseph. De Saint Laurent d’Agny à l’île de Futuna, Jean-Marie Delorme, F. Marie Nizier: Compagnon de Mission de St Pierre Chanel Prêtre Mariste Martyr. Digital Version.  St Genis-Laval: La Province de France, 1996.

Rozier sm, Claude.  L’Église sur le Caillou: Avant les Communards. Nouméa: Ile de Lumière, 1997.

Rozier sm, Claude. La Nouvelle-Calédonie Ancienne. Paris: Fayard, 1990.

Rumain, René (ed). Lettres du Père Paul Monnier à sa familie (1950-1996).  Suva: Bluebird Printery, 2008.

Sacco, Paul.  Lettres du Père Albert Sacco à sa famille. Suva: CEPAC, 2013.

Secondy, Louis. Xavier Montrouzier (1820 – 1897). Suva: CEPAC, 2112.

 

Other Missions

Calvert, James. Fiji and the Fijians: Mission History.  Volume 2. First published 1858. Suva; Fiji Museum, 2003.

Close-Barry, Kirstie. A Mission Divided: Race, Culture, and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission.  Canberra: ANU Press, 2013.

Findlay, G.G. and W. W. Holdsworth.  The History of the Wesleyan Methodist Mission Society. Volume 3.  London: the Epworth Press, 1921. (Includes missions to Australia, New Zealand and the Islands of the South Seas.)

Latukefu, Sione. Church and State in Tonga: The Wesleyan Methodist Missionaries and Political Development 1822-1875. Canberra: ANU Press, 1974.

Lovett, Richard MA.  The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795 – 1895. Volume 1.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1899.  (Includes the mission to Polynesia.)

Lovett, Richard MA.  The History of the London Missionary Society, 1795 – 1895. Volume 2.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1899.

Williams, Thomas. Fiji and the Fijians: The Islands and their Inhabitants.  Volume 1. Edited by George Stringer Rowe. First published 1858. Suva Fiji Museum, 1982.

Other Works

Laracy, Hugh. Watriama & Co: Further Pacific Islands Portraits. Canberra: ANU E Press, 2013.

Rasilly sm, Moseniolo Kilano de.  Aki Te Tu’i: Tou Fai Kole.  Suva: CEPAC, 2015.

Regan, Anthony J and Helga M Griffin (editors).  Bougainville before the Conflict.  Canberra: ANU eView, 2015.

Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taisi Efi et al. Pacific Indigenous Dialogue on Faith, Peace, Reconciliation and Good Governance. Apia: Alafua Campus Continuing and Community Education Programme, The University of the South Pacific, 2007.

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