Lennard Edwin Minchin was an Australian-born minister and youth leader. An intensely spiritual man who was also an accomplished musician, he served the Church as a youth leader, beginning in 1931, with distinction in both Australasia and later in Northern Europe, and then for 16 years in the General Conference prior to his retirement in 1970.
Gerald Martin Hopetoun Minchin was an Adventist educator from Australia.
Aubrey Roland Mitchell was born into a Seventh-day Adventist family on June 19, 1904, in Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia. He was initially employed in orchard, farming, and greengrocer work. He commenced his denominational service as a literature evangelist in the South New South Wales Conference between January and June, 1924.
Charles and Evelyn Mitchell spent twenty-eight years of service in leadership in mission service primarily in the territory of Papua and New Guinea.
Henry George Moulds was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist minister, evangelist, and administrator. In 1951, he became the president of the Trans-Commonwealth Union Conference and later secretary of the Australasian Division.
Cameron Myers commenced his service for the Seventh-day Adventist Church as an accountant. He worked for the Sanitarium Health Food Company for forty-six years until he retired in 1986 as the general manager of the company.
John Nash served the Seventh-day Adventist Church within the Sanitarium Health Food Company for forty years and for four years as secretary/treasurer of the Fiji Mission.
A prolific author and an editor of the denomination’s flagship periodical, Review and Herald, for close to 40 years (1927-1966), Francis D. Nichol was a leading 20th-century exponent of Adventist faith.
Ella Boyd taught in Queensland, Tasmania, Tonga, and Avondale before marrying Leonard Paap, with whom she ministered in Tonga, New Zealand, and Australia.
Frederick Paap was born in New Zealand. He was a pastor who was for a time the head of the Home Missionary Department at the General Conference in Washington, D.C.
Jesse Pallant was born in Emu Bay, Tasmania, Australia, on September 3, 1862, to Joseph Pallant (1814–1909), a sea captain, and Mary Ann Tonkyn. The family moved to New Zealand by 1875 where a sister, Mary Pearce Pallant, and a brother, Frank Wanbrow Pallant, were born. While the circumstances leading to Jesse becoming a Seventh-day Adventist are not known, his mother and sister Mary when 12 years of age were baptized by A. G. Daniels, who was then working in New Zealand. Mary was to later become one of the first nurses to graduate from the Summer Hill Sanitarium in Sydney, Australia, precursor to the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital.
Pastor Nelson Palmer was a career pastor, missionary, and Bible teacher in the Australasian and the Trans-Africa Divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church from 1941-1984. In retirement he and his wife Betty continued their service as volunteers in Vanuatu and Lord Howe Island.
Parker, Arthur Frederick (1899–1985) and Muriel (Stace) (1907–1930); later Dorothy (Mills) (1901–1987)
Arthur Frederick Parker was a pastor who gave over 41 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Together with his first wife Muriel, he served in New South Wales and the Solomon Islands. With his second wife Dorothy, a physician, he served in the Solomon Islands and Victoria, Australia.
Gerald and Winifred Peacock were career missionaries in the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, serving in a variety of roles in Papua, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the New Hebrides (Vanuatu today). Gerald Peacock was later the leader of the developing work of the Church in the northern part of the state of Queensland, Australia. Their final assignment was four years together developing the Aboriginal work at the Mona Mona Mission in North Queensland.
Ronald Ernest Pengilley gave forty-six years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific Division. He is best remembered as the manager of the Signs Publishing Company in Victoria for almost eighteen years (1962–1980).
Apart from a brief period of service in Tonga, Harold and Lily Piper spent the rest of their forty-six years of denominational service in Australia and New Zealand. There, Harold was an evangelist and administrator. Remarkably, in his long career Piper served as the president of all but one of the then nine local conferences across Australia and New Zealand.
Walter Scragg, born in New Zealand, served the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church as an evangelist, broadcaster, college principal, departmental director, and administrator. He spent 13 years at the General Conference headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was president of both the Northern European/West Africa Division and the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Lawrence Shields and his wife, Marion worked as a pastoral couple in Australia and were missionaries to Papua New Guinea. Lawrence was a pilot in the Seventh-day Adventist Church aviation program and was killed in a tragic plane crash in April 1973.
Mary Maud Smart, an Adventist educator, taught in the South Pacific for forty-six years. She was a respected pioneer of Seventh-day Adventist educational philosophy, principles, and practice.
Leonard C. Thompson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Thompson, of Albury. He was born in Victoria, Australia, in 1909. Leonard Thompson trained at Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital, graduating from the nursing course in 1933. He then worked as part of the hospital staff for the next two or three years. In December 1935, Thompson married nursing classmate Eileen Lethbridge from Perth in Western Australia. After Thompson qualified in radiography at Sydney University, the young couple accepted an appointment with the Public Health Department in the mandated territory of New Guinea. Their service was cut short when Thompson became a prisoner of war during the Japanese invasion during World War II. Thompson’s commitment was such that he preceded his family out to New Guinea two years before his wife and oldest daughter could get approval to join him.