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  • Description

    'Island Churches: Challenge and Change', edited by Charles Forman (Suva, 1992) contains some interesting information about this publication and the man responsible for it, the Reverend Henry C. Roget, head of the Methodist Mission on the Fijian island of Rotuma between 1905 and 1916.

    'Important developments during his time included the setting up of a small press, on which he printed his translations of the books of "Genesis", "Ruth", and "Esther", a life of Paul, a life of Jesus, and an introduction to the New Testament. For a considerable period, he published a monthly newspaper, entitled "Rogorogo" (News)'. This title is not included in 'A Bibliography of Rotuma' compiled by Antoine D.R. N'Yeurt and others (accessible online). The only holdings apart from Auckland Museum are in the National Library of Australia (Numbers 2-7, 9, 11-19; May 1913 to December 1914). It may be that the December 1914 issue was the last one published.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    PL6297 ROG (Library of Congress Call Number)

    91212 (Cat ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Methodist Mission Press
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    2 volumes : illustrations ; 18-19 cm

  • Serial Holdings
    Current Holdings: No.7 (Jan 1914) ; No.9 (Feperuri 1914) ; No.11 (Epereli) - No.19 (Tisema 1914).
  • Language
    Fäeag Rotuạm (Rotuman)
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Provenance Details
    'Aisea Paka Faioa, Noatau, Rotumah, Feb 6th 1921' handwritten in ink on the title page of issue no.7.
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Methodist Mission, Rotuma, Fiji Islands; Rotuman language--Texts]

    Auckland War Memorial Museum has digitised their copy of Rogorogo and uploaded to the Internet Archive, see link in this record.

  • Associated Notes
  • Collection Type
    New Zealand Serials
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    28 Sep 2023
  • Language Description
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