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​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.

Erick Walter Were, an Adventist photographer, film producer, and writer, was born on June 21, 1914, in Adelaide, South Australia.