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When the first Seventh-day Adventist missionaries arrived in Aotearoa, New Zealand, in 1885, the Māori population of around 60,000 people was in decline due to the introduction of European diseases.

George and Alicia Marriott were among the earliest missionaries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Fiji Islands.

Elwyn Martin and his wife, Alma, served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in various capacities in Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Papua and New Guinea. Martin was skilled as a farmer, engineer, pilot, and ship’s captain, as well as being a pastor.

Harry Rowland Martin was an evangelist, educator, and church administrator. Harry Martin’s construction projects provided numerous facilities for the Seventh-day Adventist church in Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Australia.

​Jesse Edward Martin, known as Ted, was an Adventist minister who served in Australia, Fiji, the New Hebrides, and Bougainville as a teacher, engineer and pastor.

​John and Kathleen Martin served the Church in Australia and the Mandated Territory of New Guinea. Kathleen Martin trained as a nurse and John Martin was a printer, pastor, and mission administrator. He served as a non-combatant in the Australian armed forces during World War II.

Fairley Masters was a colporteur and one of the first Adventist missionaries to be sent from Australia.

George Maitland Masters was an Adventist teacher and minister from Australia.

Joseph Mave, from Emirau Island, Papua New Guinea, was the first Papua New Guinean to be elected as an officer of the Papua New Guinea Union Mission.

Wilfred McClintock was an Adventist educator. Wilfred McClintock and his wife Melva spent 26 years as missionaries in Papua New Guinea.

John Stephen McCullagh was an Australian Adventist minister, evangelist, and church administrator. In his early years of ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and New Zealand, Stephen McCullagh worked closely with Ellen White and made a significant contribution to the development and advancement of the denomination. Later, McCullagh demonstrated a penchant for changing theological viewpoints and denominational membership and left the Seventh-day Adventist ministry.

​Oliver David Freeman McCutcheon was an Adventist pastor and administrator in the Australasian Division. He and his wife, Dulcie, spent thirty of their forty-five years of service for the Church as missionaries in the island nations of the South Pacific.

Ernest Gordon McDowell, known as Gordon, is noted for his contribution to the development of education within the South Pacific Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Dr. Gilbert McLaren, a medical doctor, served in a number of medical and administrative positions for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia, the United States, Singapore, Jamaica, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.

​Benjamin Hamilton McMahon was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist educator who worked in the Adventist education system of the Australasian Division (now South Pacific Division) as a teacher and administrator for over three decades.

Henry Ernest McMahon was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist doctor.

Lynn McMahon was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) medical doctor who was the first medical director of the Atoifi Hospital, an SDA mission hospital on the island of Malaita in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (now, Solomon Islands).

The initial Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to Australasia used literature and tent crusades to win converts but it was less than a decade before they experimented with Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s model of evangelism, one that promoted a healthy lifestyle, simple hydrotherapy, and massage treatments.

​Ellen Meyers was a pioneering Adventist missionary who devoted her life to serving the people of Burma, Fiji, and India.