Currow, Arthur (1872–1964) and Margaret Elizabeth [Lizzie] (Reid) (1874–1955); later May Lacey White (1873-1969)
Stephen J. Currow
Arthur Currow was the first Australian Seventh-day Adventist missionary to Fiji. He was instrumental in the conversion of Ratu Meli, one of the first Seventh-day Adventist converts in Fiji.
Elwin George Currow was a doctor of medicine who not only had a distinguished medical career as a hospital administrator but also served the Seventh-day Adventist Church on significant boards and committees in the South Pacific Division.
George Currow was an educator: long-serving teacher, principal, and mentor. In July 1972, he was the guest speaker at the dedication of the re-built Avondale School and at the August 1981 Avondale Homecoming, he was honored during the 60th reunion of his class.
Louis and Elizabeth Currow were the first self-supporting Seventh-day Adventist medical missionaries to Fiji.
Nita D’Ray trained as a nurse at the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital and, during a distinguished career, became the matron of both the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital and the Warburton Sanitarium and Hospital in Australia.
Ratu Tevita Daivalu was a Fijian teacher and missionary to Papua New Guinea.
Matupit Darius was a pastor from East New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG). His diverse ministry extended from his home country to influence the world church.
There are many anomalies around the alignment of the days of the week with the international date line. This continues to cause concern for Seventh-day Adventists and their worship on the seventh day of the week.
Andrew William Dawson, general manager of the Sanitarium Health Food Company and manager of Australasian Conference Association, Ltd.
Day Dawn Braille magazine was an Seventh-day Adventist paper published in the Australasian Union Conference from 1909 to 1919. It was authored by Alfred Phillips.
Mark Deni and his wife, Ellen, were missionaries to Papua New Guinea.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church was named in 1860 and organized as a denomination at Battle Creek Michigan in 1863.
Hugh Dickins and his wife, Royce, gave 27 years of continuous mission service in the island nations of the South Pacific.
Traditionally, Dickson is considered to be the first Australian to observe the Saturday Sabbath, although this claim is difficult to thoroughly test.
David Kyrle Down was a missionary, evangelist, pastor, and author from Australia.
Goldie Down was an author and missionary to India. With twenty-three published books and hundreds of stories and articles, Down was often acclaimed the foremost Adventist woman writer in Australia.
Ruby Dray was treasurer of the North New South Wales Conference and then the North New Zealand Conference for over thirty years.
Brian Dunn was the first Seventh-day Adventist in mission service in the South Pacific Islands to lose his life by violent means in the course of duty.
Dyason, Alfred John (1880–1963) and Mathilde Annette (Williams) (1883–1939); later Rhoda Helen (Joynt) (1906–1976)
Alfred John Dyason was an inspirational leader for Sabbath School, Home Missions, and Youth in five Australian states and New Zealand.
Dyason, Arthur Prescott (1908–1988) and Laurie (Baird) (1901–1978); later Carmel Aildeen (Crossley)
Arthur Dyason served as a teacher and pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, together with his wife Laurie. Nearly half of their service was given as missionaries in Fiji where Arthur served as principal of Fulton College for over thirteen years.