Biographical entry: Campbell, Jack (1924 - )



Jack Campbell was born in 1924, the son of Frederick M. Campbell (q.v.) and Kapinihari from Makira. He attended St. Mary's School at Maravovo (q.v.), and then went gold mining at Gold Ridge on Guadalcanal. When the Second World War reached the Solomons, Jack was eighteen and panning for gold high on Guadalcanal, from where he watched both the Japanese and American landings. He joined the Fiji Defence Force and remained in Fiji until 1946 when he returned to work on his father's plantation at Waimamura. In 1949, he married Helen Kairoqo from Santa Ana Island, and they had eleven children. In 1962, he was elected to the Makira Council and a year later became its President, and in 1965 he was appointed to the Legislative Council. In 1970 he gave up both positions and went back to his plantation, but was re-elected to the Makira Council in 1974, and again as its President, a position he held until 1976. He received an M.B.E in 1977. (SND 7 Jan. 1977)

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  • Solomons News Drum, 1974-1982. Details