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1921 (in the year) The birth of Eduardo Duarte Vieira, the first African Bahá'í martyr, is born in Portuguese Guinea. Portuguese Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Eduardo Duarte Vieira; martyr; Guinea Bissau
1953 9 Sep José (d. 1985) and Hilda (née Summers) Xavier Rodrigues, a Portuguese-English couple, arrive in Bissau from Portugal as the first Bahá’í pioneers to Portuguese Guinea (Guinea Bissau) and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:455] Bissau; Portuguese Guinea (Guinea Bissau); Guinea Bissau Knights of Bahaullah
1953 Oct Elly Becking arrives in Dutch New Guinea and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:451] Dutch New Guinea; Indonesia Knights of Bahaullah
1954 The arrival of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Violet Noehnke on the Admiralty Islands, now Manus Province in Papua New Guinea. [BWNS307, BWNS312] Admiralty Islands; Manus Province; Papua New Guinea Knights of Bahaullah Find date
1954 May Elise Schreiber (later Lynelle) arrives in Bata, the capital of Rio Muni, and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for a second time, this time for Spanish Guinea. [BW13:456] Equatorial Guinea Elise Schreiber (later Lynelle); Knights of Bahaullah
1954 17 May The arrival of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Elise Lynelle (then Schreiber) in Bata, Spanish Guinea, now Equatorial Guinea. [BWNS330] Bata; Spanish Guinea; Equatorial Guinea Elise Schreiber (later Lynelle); Knights of Bahaullah
1954 5 Jul Violet Hoehnke, an Australian, arrives in Papua New Guinea and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for the Admiralty Islands. [BW13:449] Papua New Guinea; Admiralty Islands Knights of Bahaullah
1956 The first indigenous person to become a Bahá’í in New Guinea, Apelis Mazakmat, a school teacher and member of the local government council, enrols. New Guinea Apelis Mazakmat
1966 11 Mar Eduardo Duarte Vieira is arrested in Portuguese Guinea on a charge of subversive political activity following a period of increasing pressure and harassment instigated by the clergy. He had been detained, maltreated and brutally beaten on several occasions since becoming a Bahá’í. [BW14:390] Portuguese Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Eduardo Duarte Vieira; religious persecution
1966 31 Mar While in the custody of the Portuguese authorities Eduardo Duarte Vieira dies in prison in Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea Bissau) after twenty days of torture. He is named the first African martyr. [BW14:390, BW16:568]
  • For his obituary see BW14:389–90.
  • For the messages to his wife and children he scratched on a biscuit box see BW14:390–1.
Portuguese Guinea Eduardo Duarte Vieira; religious persecution; martyr
1968 Ridván The first local spiritual assemblies of Equatorial Guinea are formed in Bata and Santa Isabel. Bata; Equatorial Guinea; Santa Isabel; Equatorial Guinea LSA
1969 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Papua New Guinea is formed with its seat in Lae. [BW15:265]
  • For picture see BW15:142.
Lae; Papua New Guinea NSA
1971 The first three people to become Bahá’ís in Guinea enrol. [BINS45] Guinea
1973 Jul The National Spiritual Assembly of Equatorial Guinea is formed. [BW16:141]
  • Owing to local circumstances, it is disbanded within the year. [BW16:141]
Equatorial Guinea NSA
1973 Nov The first youth conference of Papua New Guinea takes place in Sogeri with 40 youth and visitors. [BW16:276] Sogeri; Papua New Guinea Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences
1975 1 Jan Shidan and Susan Kouchekzadeh, an Iranian-British couple pioneering in Sierra Leone, arrive in Conakry, the first Bahá’ís to settle in Guinea. Guinea Shidan Kouchekzadeh; Susan Kouchekzadeh; pioneer
1975 Jun Elti Kunak of Papua New Guinea is awarded the British Empire Medal for her work with women’s clubs in the Bismarck Archipelago. [BW16:278] Papua New Guinea Elti Kunak
1976 The government of Equatorial Guinea outlaws all religions and the national spiritual assembly is dissolved.
  • It is re-formed in 1984.
Equatorial Guinea religious persecution; NSA
1980 The first local spiritual assemblies in Guinea are formed. Guinea LSA
1984 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Equatorial Guinea is re-formed with its seat in Malaho. [BW19:62, 147]
  • See BW19:521 for picture.
Malaho NSA Equatorial Guinea
1989 Apr The first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Guinea-Bissau was formed. [PH73; AWH62] Guinea-Bissau NSA
1989 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Guinea-Bissau is formed. [AWH62; BINS199:1, 4] Guinea-Bissau NSA
1990 Dec The first week-long residential Bahá'í study school of Guinea is held in Guéckédou. Guéckédou; Guinea residential study school Find ref
1993 12 Jun The Honourable Sir Julius Chan, KBE, Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea consults with the Universal House of Justice on the future role of his country as an emerging nation and on the destiny of the Pacific region. [BINS297:9; BW93–4:78]
  • For pictures see BINS297:9 and BW93–4:78
Papua New Guinea; Haifa Julius Chan, Sir; Universal House of Justice; Prominent visitors
1996 Feb By this date, approximately 1,250 people have enrolled in the Bahá'í Faith in Guinea-Bissau as a result of the Luz Local Teaching Project and the William Sears project. [BINS356:8] Guinea-Bissau; Africa Teaching projects
2009 17 – 18 Jan Regional Conferences held in Lae, Papua New Guinea, Vancouver, Canada and Managua, Nicaragua. [BWNS689] Lae; Papua New Guinea; Vancouver; Canada; Managua; Nicaragua Regional Conferences
2012 21 Apr Plans are announced for the building of the first two national Mashriqu’l-Adhkárs that are to be raised up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Papua New Guinea. [Riḍván 2012 To the Bahá’ís of the World] BWC; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Papua New Guinea Mashriqul-Adhkar (House of Worship); Mashriqul-Adhkar, National

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