The Materiality of Missionisation in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea

Anna-Karina Hermkens

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    Or Manua, perhaps the greatest transformation of all was Manua. She came to us because Samuel Siru, one of the South Sea Island teachers in Collingwood Bay, wished to marry her. Samuel was stationed at Sinapa, a place where we had made very little impression, but Samuel had won the affection of Manua, and he knew and she knew that he ought not to marry a raw heathen; so when he made arrangements with her people about the marriage he said he wanted the young lady to go to Dogura to be trained and taught, so that she could be baptized before they were married.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDivine Domesticities: Christian Paradoxes in Asia and the Pacific
    Editors Hyaeweol Choi and Margaret Jolly
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherANU Press
    ISBN (Print)9781925021943
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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