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Richard and Miriam Adams commenced their married lives as early missionaries on Pitcairn Island. After five years on Pitcairn they spent nine years in self-supporting medical ministry on Norfolk Island.

​The Adventist Institute of Family Relations (AIFR) in the South Pacific Division was established by Bryan Craig, family ministries director of the South Pacific Division.

Arthur Allum was the first Australian Seventh-day Adventist minister to be sent by the Church to China. Arthur and Eva spent 17 years there. Arthur had a particular burden for Western China and traveled up the Yangtze River to establish a Seventh-day Adventist presence in the Szechuan Province. He was distinguished by his ability to use Mandarin and to dress in Chinese clothing. Poor health eventually saw the family return to Australia where Allum held a number of key, senior positions in the Church.

John David and Guinevere Mary Anderson were missionaries to the Solomon Islands.

Over the period between 1894 and 1985, the territory of the administrative entity known as the Australasian Union Conference changed a number of times and the title of the entity also changed a number of times. The Australasian Union Conference as such existed between 1894 and 1949. However, between 1922 and 1949 it was also known as the Australasian Division. After 1949 it continued to be known as the Australasian Division but was also known more commonly as the Australasian Inter-Union Conference. By 1957 the name ‘Australasian Inter Union Conference’ was being phased out and the term Australasian Division was used until the entity was renamed as the South Pacific Division in 1985.1 Throughout we are describing the same administrative organization.

The Australian Union Conference (AUC) is a constituent of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is one of four union conferences in the South Pacific Division (SPD) of the General Conference.

Henry Clive Barritt was a church administrator at the conference, union, and division levels.

​The Bismarck Solomons Union Mission existed as a constituent union mission of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ Australasian Division between 1953 and 1972.

The Bougainville Mission is the Seventh-day Adventist administrative entity for the island of Bougainville, a province of Papua New Guinea located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

​The Central Pacific Union Mission (CPUM) existed between 1949 and 2000. It was a constituent union of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and in the South Pacific Division of the General Conference (SPD). When it was dissolved, its headquarters were at 357 Princess Road, Tamavua, Fiji Islands.

The Central Papua Conference (CPC) is the Seventh-day Adventist Church administrative entity for the Central Province and National Capital District of Papua New Guinea.

The Cook Islands Mission is a part of, and responsible to the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference. The administrative office of the mission is located at Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Austin Cooke was an eminent public evangelist in the territory of the South Pacific Division during the second half of the twentieth century.

​The Coral Sea Union Mission (CSUM) existed as a constituent union mission of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Australasian Division, between 1949 and 1972, when its name changed to the Papua New Guinea Union Mission.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was named in 1860 and organized as a denomination at Battle Creek Michigan in 1863.

The East New Britain Mission existed as an administrative entity of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church for eight years between 1964 and 1972. It administered the territory of east New Britain and southern New Ireland in Papua New Guinea, located in the South West Pacific Ocean.

The Eastern Highlands Simbu Mission (EHSM) is the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) administrative entity for the Eastern Highlands and Simbu provinces of Papua New Guinea. Its headquarters is in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

Wallace and Phyllis Ferguson spent a total of twenty-eight years in mission service in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and Pitcairn Island.

The Fiji Mission is a constituent of the Trans Pacific Union Mission which is based in Tamavua, Suva, Fiji Islands.

The French Polynesia Mission is a small mission in the territory of the New Zealand Pacific Union Mission of the South Pacific Division. Its headquarters are in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.