The Adventist Heritage Centre collects material across the following broad areas -  

  1. South Pacific Division History
  2. Avondale College History
  3. Church and School History
  4. Papers from Significant Individuals
  5. South Pacific Division Entities’ history
  6. Union, Conference and Mission History
  7. Unofficial Adventist Groups’ History
  8. Rare Adventist Literature
  9. Reference Aids  


 South Pacific Division History

  Items (original format preferred) in the form of:

  • books
  • diaries
  • minutes
  • documents
  • journals/magazines
  • audio and visual items
  • kits, pamphlets
  • posters
  • photographs
  • signs
  • thesis and dissertations
  • newspaper cuttings
  • CD’s
  • small artefacts

Avondale College History 

Items (any format) directly associated with the development, operation and activities of the institution since 1894, such as -

  • minutes
  • books
  • reports
  • journals
  • plans
  • charts/posters
  • photographs
  • audio-visual items
  • kits
  • student books
  • flags

Church and School History 

Items (any format) directly associated with individual Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools within Oceania, such as:

  • church record books
  • student registers
  • significant church bulletins
  • school event brochures
  • school year books

Papers from Significant Individuals

 Items (any format) that represent the activities of individuals and families that have contributed to and/or challenged the development and operation of the Adventist Church and subsidiaries, eg Brinsmead, Burns, Hook, Patrick, Turner, Wiles, etc. (advertising, books, stories, letters, talks, photos, programs, etc.)  

South Pacific Division Entities’ history

  Items (any format) that directly relate or are associated with the various entities of the South Pacific Division, such as:

  • Adventist Media Centre
  • Ballarat Adventist School
  • Sanitarium Health Food Company
  • Signs Publishing Company
  • Sonoma “I” School
  • Sunnyside House
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital

Union, Conference and Mission History

 Items (any format) directly associated with individual union, conference and mission activities such as:

  • documents
  • magazines
  • pamphlets
  • evangelism
  • camp meetings
  • audiovisual items

Unofficial Adventist Groups’ History

Items (any format) that document the activities and thinking of unofficial Adventist groups or individuals operating within Oceania, eg. Brinsmead movement, reform groups, etc.  

Cooranbong Local History

  Items (any format) that document and/or reflect the history of the Cooranbong (NSW) regional area such as:

  • books
  • newspaper cuttings
  • photos
  • advertising

Rare Adventist Literature

Historical and contemporary Adventist limited run books, pamphlets, brochures, talking books, serials, etc that have been used by church members and/or employees within the Oceanic region. These could be privately produced publications, early/special editions of Adventist books (any country), evangelism booklets, etc.  

Items that may assist staff and researchers in identifying, managing, and understanding the development, organisation, and activities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its entities in the South Pacific, such as:

  • yearbooks
  • directories
  • specialist indexes
  • handbooks
  • charts
  • maps

Can you Help?

Do you have a donation to add to our collection? See can you help preserve our heritage?

Our Centre is missing some publications. See below:

SDA Yearbook 1883-88, 1890-1908, 1910-1911, 1913-1918, 1920, 1923-1926, 1932-1935, 1937-1939, 1942-1945, 2005, 2007-2008, 2010

Viewing our collection

Would you like to visit and view our collection? Are you resesarching in one of these areas? Contact us by filling in the online form or by phone or post.