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1924 (in the year) Miss Nora Lee, who became a Bahá'í in New Zealand, is the first Bahá'í to travel to Fiji, working as a nanny in Labasa from 1924 to about 1930.

Gretta Lamprill becomes the first Bahá'í in Tasmania in the latter part of the year. [SBR162]

Amelia Collins visits Iceland for two days, meeting H

Fiji; Tasmania; Iceland First Bahais by country or area; First travel teachers and pioneers; Amelia Collins
1950 23 Oct Nur Ali, a well-known and respected public servant in Suva, becomes a Bahá’í, the first to accept the Faith in Fiji. Fiji First Bahais by country or area
1952 Walli Khan, a Fiji Indian, becomes a Bahá’í, the first person in Fiji to accept the Faith. Fiji First Bahais by country or area
1959 Ridván The Regional Spiritual Assembly of the South Pacific Islands is formed with its seat in Suva, Fiji.
  • Its area of jurisdiction comprises ten island groups: Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Loyalty Islands, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, and Tonga. [BW13:308]
  • For the letter of the Custodians to the national convention see MC151–5.
Suva; Fiji NSA
1970 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Fiji was formed with its seat in Suva. [BW15:271] Fiji NSA
1971 21 – 23 May The Oceanic Conference of the South Pacific is held in Suva, Fiji, BW15:320–1; VV6.
  • For pictures see BW15:308–9.
Suva; Fiji Oceanic Conference; Conference
1975 The Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Fiji is established. Fiji Publishing Trusts
1980 Yee Wah Sing, the first Fiji-born person to become a Bahá’í in Fiji, enrols. [BN596:14] Fiji First Bahais by country or area
1982 The first publication of Arohanui: Letters from Shoghi Effendi to New Zealand by the Baha'i Publishing Trust in Suva, Fiji Islands. [BW18p878] New Zealand; Suva; Fiji Shoghi Effendi, Writings of; Publications
1989 May The Olinga Teaching Project is launched in Fiji, resulting in over a thousand people becoming Bahá’ís. [BINS204:3] Fiji
1990 A branch of the Bahá'í International Community's United Nations Office for the Pacific region was opened in Suva, Fiji. [AWH76; VV54] Suva; Fiji Bahai International Community
1990 6 Sep The Bahá'í International Community opens a branch of its United Nations Office for the Pacific region in Suva, Fiji. [AWH76; BINS233:4–5; VV54] Suva; Fiji Bahai International Community; United Nations; Pacific

from the main catalogue

  1. Hoahania, Hamuel, by Graham Hassall, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992) (1999). Short biography of an early Pacific islander convert to the Baha'i Faith. [about]
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