Eva Elizabeth Edwards

1884 - 1981

Eva Edwards was a musician who served as a missionary, educator, and administrator in Australia, New Zealand, and the Fiji Islands. Her most notable music contribution was translating many hymns into the Fijian language.

Edwards was a pioneering teacher at what would later become Fulton College in Fiji and later served as secretary to the Togan Mission in the islands. She spent twenty years working in that area of the South Pacific. Additionally, she was dean of women at both Western Australia Missionary College and Longburn Adventist College in New Zealand and also taught at the Avondale church school.

After serving for many years in the Sabbath school departments in Australia and New Zealand, Edwards became director of that phase of the work in the Australasian Division.

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Sources: Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, Volume 10, Second Revised Edition, 1996, (Review and Herald Publishing Association) 499; Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 5 January 1911, 15; A.G. Stewart, "Pioneering in the Central Pacific," Review and Herald, 6 September 1973, 16