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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, BWNS286] Tonga Knights of Bahaullah; Islands
1954 12 Jul 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 Knights of Bahaullah; Islands
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] Tonga Knights of Bahaullah; Islands
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.
Tonga First Bahais by country or area
1955 4 Mar The first Tongan to become a Bahá’í in Tonga, Tevita Ngalo’afe, enrols. Tonga First Bahais by background
1958 Ridván The first local spiritual assembly in the Kingdom of Tonga is formed at Nuku’alofa. Nukualofa; Tonga First LSA
1961 Oct The first summer school to be held on Rarotonga Island takes place. Rarotonga; Cook Islands First summer schools; Summer school; Islands
1985 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of the Cook Islands is formed with its seat in Rarotonga. [BW19:62, q68] Rarotonga; Cook Islands First NSA
1992 27 Jul The National Spiritual Assembly of Tonga broadcasts the first of its weekly 30-minute television programmes. [BINS281:5] Tonga Television programmes
1996 3 Mar The establishment of the Ocean of Light School in Tonga. [OoL Website, BWNS195] Tonga Bahai schools
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] BWC Universal House of Justice, Election of; Elections; Universal House of Justice, Members of; International conventions; Conventions; Paul Lample; Firaydoun Javaheri; Payman Mohajer; Gustavo Correa; Shahriar Razavi; Stephen Birkland; Stephen Hall; Chuungu Malitonga; Ayman Rouhani; Anniversaries

from the main catalogue

  1. 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]
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