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|1924 (In the year)
||Miss Nora Lee, who became a Bahá'í in New Zealand, was the first Bahá'í to travel to Fiji, working as a nanny in Labasa from 1924 to about 1930.
Gretta Lamprill became the first Bahá'í in Tasmania in the latter part of the year. [SBR162]
Amelia Collins visited Iceland for two days.
||Fiji; Tasmania; Iceland
||First Bahais by country or area; First travel teachers and pioneers; Amelia Collins
|1966. 29 Sep
||The Bahá'í Faith was officially recognized as a religious organization by the Icelandic government which gave it the right to legally perform marriages and other ceremonies as well as entitle it to a share of the church tax in proportion to its number of adult members. [Wikipedia]
||One of the goals of the Canadian Bahá'í Community was to prepare its "daughter" community, Iceland, to achieve National Assembly status by Ridván 1972 with incorporation by 1973. To facilitate these goals the National Spiritual Assembly assigned Douglas and Elizabeth Martin to the project with Elizabeth as the principal executive. The opening phase of proclamation was launched at a Victory Conference which resulted in the enrollment of thirty people in January, 1971 thus doubling the numbers in Iceland.
In addition six Icelandic believers, three of them youth, were invited to attend the Canadian National Convention in Halifax at Ridván. They were:
Gudmundur Bardarson, Anna Maggy Palsdottir, Baldur B. Bragason, Margret Bardardottir, Svana Einarsdottir, and Janina Njalsdottir. [BN485 6 August, 1971 pg 6]
The Icelandic community organized a team to undertake a summer teaching project in the Faroes Islands in cooperation with the UK Bahá'ís. [BW15335-336]
Three additional local assemblies were formed in Iceland in August 1971 and they were in Keflavik, Hafnarfjordur and Kopavogur. [HNWE26]
||Conference; Victory Conference; Elizabeth Martin; Douglas Martin; Gudmundur Bardarson; Anna Maggy Palsdottir; Baldur B. Bragason; Margret Bardardottir; Svana Einarsdottir; and Janina Njalsdottir
|1971 3 – 5 Sep
||The Oceanic Conference of the North Atlantic was held in Reykjavik, Iceland attended by some 800 people from 36 countries. [BW15:322–3; VV6]
For pictures see BW15:309–12.
||Oceanic Conference; Conference
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Iceland was formed with its seat in Reykjavik. [BW15:225, 281]
For picture see BW15:153.
|1975 9 – 12 Jul
||The first International Bahá’í Youth Conference of Iceland took place in Njardvik with youth from nine countries. [BW16:301]
||Njardvik; Iceland; Europe
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences
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