Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

Chalmers, James

(August 4, 1841–April 8, 1901). B. Scot.; son of stonemason; blessed with rugged physique, courage, and abundant energy; called “Great Heart of New Guinea” by R. L. Stevenson. Sent to Rarotonga, Cook Is., by LMS 1866; went to New Guinea 1877; made explorations and est. chain of miss. stations along coast; landed with Oliver Tomkins and others on Goaribari Is., where they were clubbed to death and eaten by natives. Wrote Work and Adventure in New Guinea; Pioneering in New Guinea; Pioneer Life and Work in New Guinea, 1877–1894.

James Chalmers: His Autobiography and Letters, ed. R. Lovett, 5th ed. (London, 1903); K. Moxon, Tamate, Peacemaker of New Guinea (Washington, 1960); W. Robson, James Chalmers of New Guinea (London, [1933]).

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online