Biographical entry: Filei, John Patteson


John Patteson Filei was born at Fanelei, Small Malaita. He graduated from the Ranadi Marine Training School (q.v.) in November 1963 with the first Outer Islands Master's Certificate, the first Solomon Islander to obtain this high qualification. He served as captain of the Southern Cross (q.v.) for some years. (NS 17 Nov. 1963; Terry Brown, personal communication, 31 Sept. 2011)

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  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details