Biographical entry: Daga, Edwin


Edwin Daga, from Rarumane village in the Roviana Lagoon of New Georgia, was the pastor of the Gilbertese migrants from the Phoenix and Line Islands who settled in the Solomons in the 1950s and 1960s. By the time the main group of the migrants arrived at Gizo in 1963, Daga had already learned the Gilbertese language while living in Honiara and was available to minister to the new arrivals. Most of this group settled at Titiana on Gizo Island and with Edwin Daga's help they were able to integrate as well as possible into the local community. (Cropp 2002, 27-28)

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  • Cropp, Jim, 'Edwin Gaga: A Missionary in his own land', in Alan Leadley (ed.), Ever Widening Circles: Stories of Some Influential Methodist Leaders in Solomon Islands and Bougainville/Buka, Wesley Historical Society (New Zealand), Auckland, 2002, pp. 27-28. Details