|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)
||José Xavier Rodrigues; Hilda (née Summers) Xavier Rodrigues; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
||Elly Becking arrives in Dutch New Guinea and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:451]
||Dutch New Guinea
||Elly Becking; Knight of Baha’u’llah
||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
||Knight; Violet Noehnke
||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]
||Bata; Rio Muni; Spanish Guinea
||Elise Schreiber (later Lynelle); Knight of Baha’u‘llah
|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
||Knight; Elise Lynelle; Schreiber
|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
||Violet Hoehnke; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
||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.
|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.
||Eduardo Duarte Vieira; religious persecution; martyr
||The first local spiritual assemblies of Equatorial Guinea are formed in Bata and Santa Isabel.
||Bata; Equatorial Guinea; Santa Isabel; Equatorial Guinea
||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
||The first three people to become Bahá’ís in Guinea enrol. [BINS45]
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Equatorial Guinea is formed. [BW16:141]
- Owing to local circumstances, it is disbanded within the year. [BW16:141]
||The first youth conference of Papua New Guinea takes place in Sogeri with 40 youth and visitors. [BW16:276]
||Sogeri; Papua New Guinea
|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.
||Shidan Kouchekzadeh; Susan Kouchekzadeh; pioneer
||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
||The government of Equatorial Guinea outlaws all religions and the national spiritual assembly is dissolved.
||religious persecution; NSA
||The first local spiritual assemblies in Guinea are formed.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Equatorial Guinea is re-formed with its seat in Malaho. [BW19:62, 147]
- See BW19:521 for picture.
||NSA Equatorial Guinea
||The first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Guinea-Bissau was formed. [PH73; AWH62]
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Guinea-Bissau is formed. [AWH62; BINS199:1, 4]
||The first week-long residential Bahá'í study school of Guinea is held in Guéckédou.
||residential study school
|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
||The Honourable Sir Julius Chan; consults with the Universal House of Justice
||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]
||Luz Local Teaching Project; William Sears project
|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
|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]
||Haifa; Israel; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Papua New Guinea;
||national Baha'i Temples; national Mashriqu’l-Adhkars; Mashriqul-Adhkar