Father standing beside the Tabernacle
Father Vaughan, greets parishioners on the steps of the Church after a Sunday Mass.
Father Vaughan was a member of the St. Columban Mission Society and has worked in many places of the world. He was full of wisdom. Photos: Lea Hullett, 1995
April 5, 1917
1922-33Primary - Public School Naseby New Zealand
1928-33Secondary - Christian Brothers School Dunedin, New Zealand
1940Essendon, Spiritual Year
August 1, 1946. Ordination at Dunedin by Auxiliary Bishop Hugh O'Neill
1946Appointed to Korea but failed to get Visa
May 1948Arrive in Japan
May 48Yokohama, private language study and building parish house.
November 1949Pastor Toshima, Regional Bursar
Janury 1951Roppongi as Regional Bursar while building Columban Central House. Jim Doyle, a Bethlehem Father, was Director and architect. Dealing with fluctuations in money value and exchange rates a problem.
Movie Making 1954-70
January 1954Photography work for Society in Australia
1955In Fiji taking stills and movies for promotion
May 1957Film on Fiji vocations completed, ‘A Chosen Vessel’
1957Appointed to do film in Korea
1957US for equipment but movie van ruined on boat journey.
Febuary 1958Seoul. Making movie of the death march of 50, working with Sean Dunne - story of the Church in Korea - a departure from the traditional descriptive film of missionary life, now requiring props, costumes and actors.
August 1960English Daily Seoul ‘Epic Film Portrays Catholic History Here’
December 1960US with film material, editing Korean films in LA while doing supply work in LA and San Francisco.
August 1963Korean Epic is professional job. Pat O'Brien did epilogue and actor Greg Peck the narration. Contracts arise through Bishop Stewart's sister, ‘Red’, a religious and teach studio people's children from Desi-Lu
April 1964RP to take movies
1968US for editing
September 1969Writing script, expected to have Bing Crosbie as narrator but this did not eventuate.
1996 Celebrated Golden Jubilee Geraldine