The New Zealand Tract Society (NZTS) was a branch of the American-based International Tract Society with a constitution and by-laws modified to meet New Zealand’s legal code.1 Its chief purpose was to encourage the membership to sell, loan, and give away denominational tracts and periodicals.
John Newman and his wife, Merle, spent most of their working lives ministering in cross-cultural environments in Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Papua, New Guinea, and Pitcairn Island during a time when, after World War II, the Church was beginning to gain considerable momentum, particularly in Melanesia.
Donald and Lillian Nicholson spent 17 years between 1915 and 1932 as pioneer missionaries in the Solomon Islands and the New Hebrides.
Niue is a large coral atoll in the South Pacific.One young woman of Niuean-Samoan parents, Vaiola Malama Kerisome, became a Seventh-day Adventist while overseas and returned to Niue in 1915 as a self-supporting missionary.
Norfolk Island is a subtropical island in the South Pacific. On its first voyage to the South Pacific Ocean, 1890–1892, the missionary sailing ship Pitcairn anchored at Pitcairn Island during December 1890. It arrived at Norfolk Island on September 30, 1891, receiving a warm welcome.
The North Fitzroy Adventist Church, arising from a Sabbath School and organized in January 1886, was the first Seventh-day Adventist church organized in the Southern Hemisphere.
The North New South Wales Conference is a constituent of the Australian Union Conference in the South Pacific Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The North New Zealand Conference, with headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, administers the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church within the North Island of New Zealand.
The North Queensland Mission existed at various times under several different names and configurations of territory between 1895 and 1955. Between 1955 and 1984, it was designated the North Queensland Conference until, with a redistribution of territory, it became the Northern Australia Conference.
The North Solomons Mission was the name given to the Seventh-day Adventist administrative entity for the island of Bougainville, a province of Papua New Guinea, between 1977 and 1995.
The Northern and Milne Bay Mission (N&MBM) is the Seventh-day Adventist Church administrative entity for the Northern and Milne Bay areas of Papua New Guinea.
The Northern Australian Conference is a constituent of the Australian Union Conference in the South Pacific Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Nunawading Christian College (NCC) is a Seventh-day Adventist school offering all grades of elementary and secondary education. It is located at 161 Central Road Nunawading, Victoria 3131, Australia. It is described as “a coeducational Christian school in Melbourne, located a short walk from Nunawading railway station. NCC provides a values-based education for students in Early Learning, Primary School, and Secondary School.”
Lui Oli was a pioneering Papuan pastor and leader. He was the first Papuan to be the president of the Central Papuan Mission and the first of his countrymen to be a member of the Australasian Division executive committee.
The Omaura School of Ministry is located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), at an altitude of 4,650 feet (1,417 meters). It was originally established as the Omaura Training School, “for the purpose of training workers to carry the message to the multiplied thousands of the great inland who have not yet been reached by any mission influence.”
Open Heart International (OHI) is a medical outreach program originally started by Sydney Adventist Hospital in 1986. It has conducted more than 188 surgical projects in 16 countries. OHI’s volunteer teams provide cardiac, plastic, reconstructive, orthopedic, women’s health, and eye surgery.
"Our Little Friend" was a special periodical for children in Australasia published between 1933 and 1977. It was preceded by Our Young Friends, published for about 18-months beginning in 1891, and Children’s Friend, published from approximately 1901 to 1903.
Charles and Mary Paap together spent 27 years planting Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) churches in more Australasian communities than any other minister of their generation.
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.