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

​Louis Fitzroy Were (April 29,1896 - April 2, 1967) was a pastor, evangelist, and author who worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and New Zealand from 1919 to 1943.

​The West New Britain Mission existed as an entity in its own right for eight years between 1964 and 1972.

Walter John Westerman was an Australian Seventh-day Adventist pastor who spent thirty years in administration at the local conference and union conference levels, twenty-six of those years as a vice-president of the Australasian Union Conference.

The Western Australian Conference is a constituent of the Australian Union Conference. Its headquarters are located at 84–88 Welshpool Road, Welshpool, Western Australia 6106, Australia. Its unincorporated activities are governed by a constitution that is based on the model conference constitution of the South Pacific Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

The Western Highlands Mission is the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) administrative entity for the Western Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. Its headquarters are in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands province, Papua New Guinea.

The Western Pacific Union Mission (WPUM) existed between 1972 and 2000. It was a constituent union of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and was part of the South Pacific Division of the General Conference (SPD). Its headquarters when dissolved were in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Albert Henry White was an evangelist and conference president in the Australasian (now, South Pacific) Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist church for over forty years.

Edward Eric White gave almost fifty years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist church in three world divisions. He served as a science teacher, high school headmaster, and college principal in England; as senior educational administrator and college principal in the Australasian Division; and as an education director in the Euro-Africa Division. He also authored a notable volume on Adventist hymnology.

​Harold and Mabel White served together in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. Harold White worked as a pastor, evangelist, and church administrator. Mabel White was a teacher, college matron, and a founding faculty member of the Pukekura Training School in New Zealand.

Herbert and Vera White both began serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church before their marriage, Herbert White as a colporteur and Vera Zeunert as a primary school teacher. For forty-two of the next forty-three years of service, Herbert White served the church in leadership responsibilities with Vera White providing daily support at home, and sometimes accompanying him to distant towns, islands, and countries.

Harold Bulmer Priestly Wicks was a missionary to the Cook Islands, Tasmania, and Tahiti. His first wife, Madeline, was a devoted missionary who died of malaria in the Cook Islands. Gwendolen served with Harold as a teacher and missionary in Tasmania and Tahiti.

Norman and Alma Wiles were among the first missionaries to Malekula Island, New Hebrides. After just a few years on Malekula, Norman Wiles died of blackwater fever. After her husband’s death Alma Wiles served in New Guinea, Australia, Nigeria, and the United States as a nurse specializing in tropical diseases and midwifery.

​Annie Mary Williams served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in various capacities, including missionary to Fiji and director of the Sabbath School Department in the New South Wales Conference.

​Gilbert Temple Wilson was a church administrator, including New Zealand Conference president.

William (Bill) Wilson was the longest serving manager of the Church’s Sanitarium Health Food Factory at Cooranbong, occupying that position for almost 30 years. During that time he worked closely with Avondale College and was very involved in community outreach in the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle districts.

​Anna and George Wood, from Australia, committed their lives in service to the people of Java and Sumatra. After Anna Wood’s death, George Wood died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in 1944.

​John Henry Woods was born at Firth of Clyde, Scotland, on September 8, 1863. He emigrated to Australia with his parents and was raised in the gold-mining town of Maryborough, VIC. He learned the printing trade and entered a business partnership with Walter Miller in Melbourne.

​The First World War (1914-1918) radically affected New Zealand and Australian society, but its impact on the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the region was limited by its geographic remoteness from the theaters of conflict and the Church’s circumspection over participation in the war. While almost all other religious groups actively promoted the war and the enlistment of their young men, the denomination walked a largely successful but very fine line between loyalty to the government and opposition to a worldly war that conflicted with the Church’s global mission and vision.