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Mission archaeology in Vanuatu: preliminary findings, problems, and prospects

Flexner, James L


Christian missionaries were among the first permanent European settlers in the New Hebrides (as Vanuatu was called before independence in 1980). Notably, Scottish Presbyterians became established in the archipelago from the 1840s through to the early twentieth century. Most of what is known about this early period of interaction between Melanesians and foreigners comes from the official, heroic narratives written by the missionaries themselves, as well as other archival sources such as the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Historical Archaeology, 31 (2013): 14-24


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