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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Lynne
dc.description.abstractThis project will examine the impact and the progress of Methodist missionary work on Choiseul from 1905 to 1941. The predominant European contact on Choiseul was with missionaries and this was significantly more recent than many of the other islands in the group. Choiseul was unattractive for settlement or commercial development because the lack of arable land meant that it was unsuitable for large plantations to be established. A lacuna exists in the current historiography of the Solomons with regard to Choiseul. A study of the Methodist Mission on Choiseul offers the opportunity to examine the development of the mission, and the people on the island during the period under study, and fill that gap. The nature of conversion to Christianity on Choiseul, and the way the missionaries, including European, Solomon Islanders and Pacific Islanders, operated, cooperated, and disagreed with the Choiseulese and with each other will be examined to help answer the question, to what extent was Choiseul a Methodist, or a missionary, island.en_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectMethodist Missionen_US
dc.subjectSolomon Islandsen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::430000 History and Archaeology::430100 Historical Studies::430103 History: Pacificen_US
dc.titleChoiseul and the missionaries : the Methodist Mission on Choiseul, Solomon Islands, 1905-1941 : a thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy at Massey University, Albanyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Universityen_US of Philosophy (M.Phil.)en_US

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