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1954 25 Jan The arrival of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Dr. Stanley Bolton in Tonga. [BWNS286] Tonga; Oceania Knight Baha'u'llah; Dr. Stanley Bolton
1954 4 Mar The arrival of Knights of Bahá'u'lláh Elena (Marsella) and Roy Fernie in Kiribati. [BWNS301, BW13:452]

They had left their home in Panama and their service on the National Spiritual Assembly of Panama to pioneer. They arrived on the island of Abaiang (aka Charlotte Island, of the Gilbert Islands), on March 4, 1954 and for this service they were named Knights of Baha'u'llah. About the first of June 1954, former Catholic seminarian and mission teacher Peter Kanere Koru became the first convert on the island.

Their teaching work brought opposition from the Roman Catholic priest who told his congregation not to attend the Bahá'í meetings. He began to criticize them in the Roman Catholic newsletter and actually contributed to the knowledge of the Faith because the newsletter had a wide distribution.

The priest persisted in his opposition by informing his bishop who asked the government to send the Fernies away and to send Peter Kanere back to his native island of Tabiteuea. At the time, to be a registered religious organization required a membership of at least 100 believers so the government approved sending the Fernies away however, in a single night some 300 people registered. A certificate of registration was issued on the 24th of September, 1955, but not before they managed to send Roy Fernie away. Elena continued the teaching work on her own and was responsible for firmly establishing the Faith on Abaiang.

Meanwhile, Peter Kanere, back on his home island, managed to teach a Protestant minister who was under discipline of his church at the time. Together they spread the Faith on Tabiteuea. [Island Churches: Challenge and Change by Makisi Finau page 101]

Tabiteuea; Kiribati; Oceania; Gilbert Islands; Knight Baha'u'llah; Elena Fernie; Roy Fernie; Peter Kanere Koru; Elena Marsella cro ssreference URLs; title; title
1954 Jul 12 The arrival of Knights of Bahá'u'lláh Dudley Moore Blakely and his wife Elsa (Judy) Blakeley in Tonga. They shared the honour with Dr. Stanley Bolton. [BWNS286] Tonga; Oceania Knight; Dudley Moore Blakely; Elsa (Judy) Blakeley; Stanley Bolton
1968 23 – 25 Aug The first Oceanic Conference takes place in Palermo, Sicily, to commemorate the arrival of Bahá’u’lláh in the Holy Land. [BW15:73, 178; VV3]
  • It is attended by some 2,300 Bahá’ís from 67 countries. [BW15:73]
  • For details of the conference, maps and pictures see BW15:72–80.
Palermo; Italy Oceanic Conference; Conference
1970 14 Aug - 1971 5 Sep Eight Oceanic and Continental Conferences are held. BW15:296–323]
  • For many pictures see BW15:296–316.
Oceanic Conference; Continental Conference; Conference
1970 14–16 Aug The Oceanic Conference of the Indian Ocean is held in Rose Hill, Mauritius. [BW15:317; VV5]
  • For pictures see BW15:299–301.
Rose Hill; Mauritius Oceanic Conference; Conference
1971 1 – 3 Jan The Oceanic Conference of the South China Seas is held in the Victoria Memorial Hall in Singapore. [BW15:319; VV5]
  • For pictures see BW15:302–3 and VV6.
Singapore Oceanic Conference; Conference
1971 21 – 23 May The Oceanic Conference of the Caribbean is held in Kingston, Jamaica. [BW15:218, 319–20; VV5–6]
  • For pictures see BW15:304–8 and VV6.
Kingston; Jamaica Oceanic Conference; Conference
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
1971 3 – 5 Sep The Oceanic Conference of the North Atlantic is held in Reykjavik, Iceland attended by some 800 people from 36 countries. [BW15:322–3; VV6]
  • For pictures see BW15:309–12.
Reykjavik; Iceland Oceanic Conference; Conference
1971 3 – 5 Sep The Oceanic Conference of the North Pacific is held in Sapporo, Japan. [BW15:321–2; VV6]
  • For pictures see BW15:312–14 and VV5.
Sapporo; Japan Oceanic Conference; Conference
1990 Ridván Maureen Nakekea and Marao Teem are elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of Kiribati, the first indigenous women to be elected to the institution. [BINS224:7] Kiribati; Oceania Maureen Nakekea; Marao Teem; National Spiritual Assembly; Indigenous
1996 3 Mar The establishment of the Ocean of Light School in Tonga. [OoL Website, BWNS195] Tonga Ocean of Light School

from the main catalogue

  1. Half the Household Was African: Recovering the Histories of Two African Slaves in Iran, by Anthony Lee, in UCLA Historical Journal, 26:1 (2015). Biographies of two enslaved Africans in Iran, Haji Mubarak and Fezzeh Khanum, the servants of The Bab. A history of slavery in Iran can be written, not only at the level of statistics, laws, and politics, but also at the level of individual lives. [about]
  2. Ocean: Bahá'í Writings search engine (1998). Complete search engine for Baha'i texts and books from other religions. [about]
 
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