Biographical entry: Kikolo, Francis Reginald (1921 - )

19 October 1921


Francis Reginald Kikolo was born on 19 October 1921 at Thathaje village in the Bugotu area of Isabel Island. He attended two Anglican schools, St. Mary's at Maravovo (q.v.) on Guadalcanal and All Hallows' at Pawa (q.v.) on Ugi, and then the Fiji School of Medicine (1939-1944), from which he graduated with a Medical Diploma. Before joining the government service in December 1944, he was a Warrant Officer in the Medical Corps of the Solomon Islands Defence Force during the war. In 1945, he escorted wounded soldiers to Christchurch, New Zealand. He served as an Assistant Medical Officer in all of the main hospitals in the Solomon Islands. In 1964, he returned to the Fiji School of Medicine for a six-month post-graduate course, and in 1971 he was awarded a scholarship to a six-week course in Manila in the Philippines. Kikolo was Medical Officer for the Central District when he was elected as a member of the Governing Council (q.v.) for East Isabel and Savo, in 1973. He served as a member of the Local Government Committee (1973-1974). Kikolo was appointed Minister for Home Affairs in July-November 1975, and then from December 1975 to June 1976 he served as Minister of Health and Welfare. In 1976 he was elected as member for East Isabel in the Legislative Assembly (q.v), and he remained an independent member until September 1978 when he was appointed Minister for Home Affairs. He also participated in the Constitutional Conference in London in 1977. (Saemala 1979, 44; NS 6 July 1973; SND 9 July 1976)

Published resources


  • Saemala, Francis, Our Independent Solomon Islands, Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Solomon Islands Centre, Honiara, 1979. Details


  • Solomons News Drum, 1974-1982. Details
  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details