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Paton, John Gibson
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(May 24, 1824, Kirkmahoe, Scotland – Jan 28, 1907, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia), teacher and city missionary in Glasgow. After studying at Glasgow University and at Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall, Paisley, he was sent in 1857 as one of two missionaries to the New Hebrides (today Vanuatu). He answered his 1862 expulsion from Port Resolution, Tanna, with an international publicity campaign in support of the South Sea Mission. Particularly successful in Australia, he became …

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Paton, John Gibson”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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