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Albert Maclaren, Pioneer Missionary in New Guinea; A Memoir.


ISBN 10: 1154167127 / ISBN 13: 9781154167122
Editorial: Society for Promoting of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Westminster, 1908
Usado Condición: Good Hardcover
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xxi + 171pp Red brown cloth with Gilt lettering and portrait on front cover Rebound with new spine in red cloth (original pasted to new spine) New endpapers and resewn on tape. Rare item (none listed on Bookfinder at time of listing) Hardbound - No text marking or damping. N° de ref. de la librería 70861

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Título: Albert Maclaren, Pioneer Missionary in New ...

Editorial: Society for Promoting of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Westminster

Año de publicación: 1908

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII SECOND VISIT TO NEW GUINEA IN March and April, 1890, Maclaren travelled in North Queensland. He visited his old parish of Mackay, and Townsville and Cooktown, whilst waiting rather anxiously to cross again to New Guinea. "I am feeling lonely and dull, and anxious to get to work in New Guinea," he writes. "How one's patience is tried when one longs for work and can't get it. Here (at Cooktown) I am waiting for the ship to come to take me over. I am tired of waiting, and the delay gives one time to think over the past and long for England again. It is difficult, too, to write letters in this terribly relaxing climate! We need your prayers and sympathy more than you can tell." At last on Friday, 1st May, after a celebration of the Holy Communion at Christ Church, Cooktown, he started for New Guinea on the SS. Merrie England. He notes in his diary: "We arrived at Port Moresby on Sunday, 3rd May, at 10.30 A.M. Soon after, I went ashore and was introduced to Mr. Musgrave, the Government Secretary. We returned to the SS. Merrie England, and after lunch went off to the London Missionary Society's Mission. On our way we met the bearer of a letter from Mr. Lawes, welcoming me to the mission. When we got near the shore as the tide was low we were carried to land on the backs of some natives. Captain Hennessey, in trying to get his carriers to land him before mine could land me, was tumbled off into the water, and had to appear in missionary attire at the service. We were welcomed by Mr. Lawes and his assistant Mr. Dauncey, who met us on the shore. "At 3 P.M. we wended our way to the church, a large substantial building with a cross at each end, but perfectly plain inside. As the bell was ringing, it was interesting to watch the Papuans assembling for the ...

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