Corporate entry: St. Michael's School, Pamua, Makira



St. Michael's School at Pamua was founded in 1911 as the fourth Diocese of Melanesia boys' boarding school in the islands (the New Hebrides and the Solomons) at junior primary level. It was started by Rev. Charles Fox (q.v.) and continued until 1932, using Mota as the language of instruction. After the first three years the school had sixty-seven boys. Fox was assisted by Fred Crawshaw and by Simon Kwalges, a deacon from the Banks Group. When the school was closed all the boys were sent to St. Mary's at Maravovo (q.v.) in west Guadalcanal, which was founded in 1922 as the fifth junior primary school. (Fox 1958, 231; Terry Brown, personal communication, 26 July 2011)

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  • Fox, Charles E., Lord of the Southern Isles: Being the Story of the Anglican Mission in Melanesia, 1849-1949, Mowbray, London, 1958. Details