Series 602 - Edward Freeman correspondence, diaries and images created as a medical missionary at the Paton Memorial Hospital, New Hebrides

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AU ANUA 602

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Edward Freeman correspondence, diaries and images created as a medical missionary at the Paton Memorial Hospital, New Hebrides

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  • 1965 - 1976 (Creation)

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1 type 1 box and 1 album of slides

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(1933 -)

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Dr Edward (Ted) Freeman OAM served with his wife, Dorothy, as a medical missionary under the Presbyterian Board of Missions in the New Hebrides from 1963 - 1970. During this time he worked as a medical superintendent at the Paton Memorial Hospital, under difficult situations. He established a blood bank, updated anaesthetic procedures, taught family planning and supervised the training of many local and expatriate doctors and nurses while working in the New Hebrides. Collection includes correspondence, diaries, printed memorabilia, menus from the Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes, slides of the New Hebrides taken between 1963 - 1970 and slides of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) taken in 1963.

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Rearchers must sign an access agreement

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The slides have not been re-housed in archival sleeves.

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The collection has been microfilmed by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU) - PMB MS 1389 - 1 reel of 35mm microfilm, and is available through PMB member libraries or by purchasing directly from the Bureau: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au.virtual.anu.edu.au/pambu/accessing.php

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Created by Christine Bryan on 6 October 2015 from information provided by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

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PAMBU descriptions (PMB MS 1389; PMB Photo 76 ; PMB Photo 61)

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