State Library of New South Wales
Methodist Church of Australasia. Dept. of Overseas Missions collection, 1830-1971, 1980 is an aggregated collection of records of the administrative and field activities of the Methodist Church Overseas Missions in the Pacific region, including Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, New Guinea and Northern Australia and others. The collection includes minutes of various boards and committees, registers, letters, missionaries' diaries and other personal papers, reports, information files, newspaper cuttings, language materials, photographs, drawings and maps.
Access to these records is restricted. Written approval should be sought from the Archivist, Uniting Church Archives NSW/ACT.
In Western Australia, the Methodist Overseas Mission (MOM) ran Mogumber from 1951 to 1974. Through the Mogumber Training Centre, it was responsible for the operation of 'scatter cottages' in Perth from 1970 to 1974. These were: Applecross Cottage, Ardross House, Greenmount Hostel and Yokine Cottage. The Nollamara Children's Respite Home was also planned and constructed during the MOM's period of governance of Mogumber. It is unknown whether the Methodist Church of Australasia. Dept. of Overseas Missions collection contains records relating to Homes in Western Australia.
Sources used to compile this entry: Methodist Church of Australasia. Dept. of Overseas Missions collection, 1830-1971, 1980, 2007.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 5 March 2013, Last modified: 28 January 2015