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The diaries and correspondence of David Cargill, 1832-1843

Cargill, David


The diaries and correspondence of David Cargill, Wesleyan missionary in the Pacific, reveal the story of a tragic life. His greatest success came early in his life in the 1830s, when he achieved a mass conversion of thousands of Tongans. His story in Tonga was a happy one, for there he found satisfaction in the fellowship of his colleagues and his achievements as the only trained linguist at the mission. In 1835 he was transferred to Fiji as the first Wesleyan missionary. Here he found life...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1977
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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