Florence Young [1856-1940] was born in New Zealand the daughter of Plymouth Brethren émigrés from England. She was sent back to England for her education and, following the death of her parents, she moved to Queensland, Australia. Deeply influenced by her Brethren upbringing, and by the teaching of the Keswick Convention, she began a work among the Melanesians in Queensland and later in the Solomon Islands. She was the founder of the Queensland Kanaka Mission (QKM), which became the South Sea Evangelical Mission (SSEM).
My thanks to Redcliffe College for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.
Florence Selina Harriet Young [1856-1940], Pearls from the Pacific. London & Edinburgh: Marshall Brothers, 1925. Hbk. pp.256. [Click here to visit the Florence Young page for the download link for this title and other material about this remarkable lady]
- Birth, 1856-1859, N.Z.
Return To New Zealand, 1860-1865, N.Z.
Invercargill and Victoria, 1866-1871, Vic.
School in England, 1871-1874, Eng.
- From Darkness to Light, 1874, N.Z.
Sydney, England, and Continent, 1878-1881, Eng.
- Fairymead, 1882-1886, Q’ld.
Queensland Kanaka Mission, 1886-1887 Q’ld.
England and India, 1888-1889, Eng. & India
- Call to China, 1890-1891, China
Testing, 1891, China
Yang-Chau and Kao-Iu, 1891-1892, China
Gain After Loss, 1892, China
- Inland China, 1892, China
Kuei-K’I, 1892, China
Shang-Ts’ing, 1893, China
Letters, 1893, China
Ho’k’eo, 1893-1894, China
Another Change, 1893-1894, China
Ien-Shan, 1894, China
Conflict, 1894, China
- Return to Australia, 1894-1895, Aus, N.Z.
“Not In Vain”, 1896, Q’ld.
Back to China, An-Ren, 1897, China
House Building, 1898-1899, China
Boxer Outbreak, 1900, China
England and Switzerland, 1901-1902, Eng., Switz.
- Progress in Queensland, 1899-1900, Q’ld.
Further Testimonies, 1901-1903, Q’ld.
North Queensland, 19012-1902, Q’ld.
- The Regions Beyond, 1900-1904, Sol. Islands
Solomon Islands, 1904, Sol. Islands
First Journey to Malaita, 1904, Sol. Islands
Initiatory Difficulties, 1904, Sol. Islands
- The Spirit of Prayer in Queensland, 1905,
Second Journey to Malaita, 1905, Sol. Islands
Revival in Queensland, 1906, Q’ld.
The Year of Jubilee, 1906, Q’ld.
Retrospect of Work in Queensland, 1882-1906, Q’ld.
- “Come Over and Help Us”, 1907, Sol. Islands
Guadalcanar and Makira, 1908, Sol. Islands
“Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord”, 1909, Sol. Islands
Call Upon Me in the Day of Trouble”, 1909, Sol. Islands
Sinorango, 1909, Sol. Islands
“A Little Child Shall Lead Them”, 1909, Sol. Islands
“Nobody Come Along You-Me”, 1909, Sol. Islands
“The Terror By Night”, 1910, Sol. Islands
“Behold I and the Children Which God Hath Given Me”, 1910, Sol. Islands
“Rennell” Island, 1910, Sol. Islands
- The Martyr’s Crown, 1911, Sol. Islands
England and Palestine, 1912-1913, Eng., Pales.
“Do It With Thy Might”, 1913, Sol. Islands
“What I Do Thou Knowest Not Now”, 1913, Sol. Islands
“Some Believed”, 1913, Sol. Islands
“She Loved Much”, 1913, Sol. Islands
The Lame Take the Prey”, 1913, Sol. Islands
The Enduement of Power, 1914, Sol. Islands
Fellow Workers, Sol. Islands
“The Valley of the Shadow”, Sol. Islands
- The Ship and the School, Sol. Islands
Our Library, Sol. Islands
Baptisms, Sol. Islands
Sydney Office, Sydney
“Make Us All Intense For Thee”, 1924, Sol. Islands
The following pages form a thrilling account of God’s work in the far off Islands of the South Seas, written by one whose own record of service is honourable and enviable. She tells the story of God’s grace with characteristic modesty and clear intention of ascribing all the glory of that which she recounts to Him. Christians in Great Britain know all too little of the work of the Kingdom in the more remote fields such as this one, of which these chapters tell. And thus to be brought face to face with the claim and challenge of such a story as is here unfolded cannot fail to bring the blessing of enlargement of heart and sympathy to every reader. For no privilege is more enriching than that of sympathetic and prayerful fellowship with those who are spending their treasure of life in Christ’s service on the furthermost frontier. Very heartily do I commend the perusal of what my friend, Miss Young, has written to the generous response and appreciation of the people of God in every land. They will surely read it with pleasure and profit; and rise with, I trust, newly strengthened desire to share to the utmost in all that the Lord of the Harvest is doing through His surrendered servants.J Stuart Holden