Republic of Vanuatu (previously known as New Hebrides)

‘Map of the New Hebrides copied from the Admiralty Chart with additions and corrections by the New Hebrides missionaries, trades, etc’, 1904. Daniel MacDonald collection, 2000.0296
‘Map of the New Hebrides copied from the Admiralty Chart with additions and corrections by the New Hebrides missionaries, trades, etc’, 1904. Daniel MacDonald collection, 2000.0296

Daniel Macdonald (2000.0296)

Daniel MacDonald (c1846-1927) was the first Victorian to work as a missionary in the New Hebrides with Rev. John Paton.  In 1886 MacDonald was responsible for alerting the Australian authorities to the presence of the French.  This action was to lead to protest and the withdrawal of the French from the New Hebrides. Records comprise correspondence and government reports 1888-1907. ACCESS: Open not listed.

Herbert Darrell Hawkins (1976.0075)

Herbert Hawkins was engaged in surveying in Western Australia at the turn of the century. Later, he worked in the New Hebrides from 1913 to 1917. He was an acute observer of social life and the environment in these areas. ACCESS: open

Dorothy Lois Shineberg (1982.0131)

Colonial dispatches (1867-1886) between the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Colonies and the Singapore Governor regarding trade, principally of sandalwood from New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, and the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) via Malacca, Malaysia and Singapore. Research used by Shineberg, Dorothy ‘They Came for Sandalwood: A Study of the Sandalwood Trade in the South-West Pacific 1830-1865’ University of Queensland Press, 2014. ACCESS: Open, box level list online.

Royal Australian Nursing Federation, Federal Office (1986.0149)

ACCESS: Restricted, listed online. See also Charles Cornwallis, Crying in the Wilderness or, Nursing in the Twilight of Australian Colonialism, 2015.

Australian Red Cross Society – National Office

CORRESPONDENCE FILES, NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS (2015.0033) This is a continuous file series (1914-1995) listed to item level. To assist researchers, navigate this large and complex series (136.5 linear meters) three finding aids have been produced: original order, alphabetical and chronological. Records relating to Vanauatu include.