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|1954 25 Jan
||The arrival of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Dr. Stanley Bolton in Tonga. [BWNS286]
||Knight Baha'u'llah; Dr. Stanley Bolton
|1954 25 Jan
||Stanley P. Bolton, Jr. arrives in Nuku’alofa, on Tongatapu Island, from Australia and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for Tonga Islands. [BW13:456]
||Stanley P. Bolton; Jr.; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
|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]
||Knight; Dudley Moore Blakely; Elsa (Judy) Blakeley; Stanley Bolton
|1954 12 Jul
||Dudley Moore Blakely, an artist, sculptor and designer, and his wife, Elsa (‘Judy’), British citizens living in Maine, arrive on Tongatapu and are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh for Tonga Islands. [BW13:456]
||Dudley Moore Blakely; Elsa (‘Judy’) Blakely; Knight of Bahá’u’lláh
|1954 20 Nov
||The first person to become a Bahá’í in Tonga, Harry Terepo, born in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, enrols.
- He is a teacher, interpreter and guide living in Ohonua on the island of Eua.
|1955 4 Mar
||The first Tongan to become a Bahá’í in Tonga, Tevita Ngalo’afe, enrols.
||The first local spiritual assembly in the Kingdom of Tonga is formed at Nuku’alofa.
||Nuku’alofa; Kingdom of Tonga
||The first summer school to be held on Rarotonga Island takes place.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of the Cook Islands is formed with its seat in Rarotonga. [BW19:62, q68]
|1992 27 Jul
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Tonga broadcasts the first of its weekly 30-minute television programmes. [BINS281:5]
|1996 3 Mar
||The establishment of the Ocean of Light School in Tonga. [OoL Website>, BWNS195]
||Ocean of Light School
|2013 29 Apr – 2 May
||The Eleventh International Bahá'í Convention in Haifa and the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Convention in 1963 at which the first Universal House of Justice was elected. Those elected were Paul Lample, Firaydoun Javaheri, Payman Mohajer, Gustavo Correa, Shahriar Razavi, Stephen Birkland, Stephen Hall, Chuungu Malitonga, and Ayman Rouhani. [BWNS950, BWNS951, BWNS953]
||International Baha'i Convention; Paul Lample; Firaydoun Javaheri; Payman Mohajer; Gustavo Correa; Shahriar Razavi; Stephen Birkland; Stephen Hall; Chuungu Malitonga; Ayman Rouhani
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- References to the Bahá'í Faith in the U.S. State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, by United States Department of State (1991). Excerpts from the State Department's annual compilation of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on discrimination against the Baha'i Faith and persecution of its adherents in twenty countries. [about]