Biographical entry: Laku, Leone (1930 - )



Leone Laku was born in 1930 at Nago on Guadalcanal. A Catholic, he was educated at St. Michael's School at Avuavu, St Joseph's School at Tenaru (1946-1951), and the British Solomons Training College (q.v.) at Kukum in Honiara (1961-1962). He qualified as a Grade III teacher and worked at St. Michael's School (1951-1960, 1963-1967). He started a cocoa and coconut plantation at Lauvi Lake with five hundred palms and over two thousand young cocoa trees, and also operated a store at Talise. In 1967, he was elected to the Legislative Council for South Guadalcanal and later he became member for East Guadalcanal in the 1970 Governing Council. He married a daughter of Dominiko Alebua, Headman at Avuavu, and by 1967 they had four children. He was a keen crocodile hunter and fisherman. (NS 7 July 1967, 15 June 1970)

Published resources


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