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Missionaries with Aneityumese people, Anatom, ca.1890
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1890
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
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National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
The National Library of Scotland license the use of this content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
“Aneityum [Anatom] - Mission station at Anelcauhat. Rev J. G. Paton (with white beard) in front. Rev J. H. Lawrie and Mrs. Lawrie on the left.” Group portrait of the missionaries and eleven others. Some of those depicted may be children of James Hay Lawrie and his wife, Margaret. Lawrie was from Edinburgh and based on Aneityum, New Hebrides [Vanuatu], from 1879-1896. Later he was minister of several charges in New South Wales. Margaret Lawrie died in 1922 and her husband in 1929. John Gibson Paton (1824-1907) was ordained in 1858. He and his wife, Mary Ann Robson (1840-1859), arrived at Aneityum on 30 August 1858. The group all appear to be wearing European dress with the missionaries in darker clothing. The group stand and sit apart at irregular intervals in the photograph. They pose in front of the fenced mission station and trees.
Photographic prints, 10 x 7.1 cm.
Clothing & dress
Lawrie, James Hay, missionary, New Hebrides, 1849-1929
Lawrie, Margaret, missionary, New Hebrides, fl.1890
Paton, John Gibson, missionary, New Hebrides, 1824-1907
Buildings (structures)
Group portraits
Time Period
circa 1890
Tafea Province
Acc.7548/F/19 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75653806 [File]
Missions in the New Hebrides’ Islands", ca.1890
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland

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