Biographical entry: Maena, Alec ( - 1950)



Alec Maena had a European father, Harry Wickham (q.v.), and a Roviana mother, Ema Taka. He joined the public service in 1927 and was district clerk at Auki on Malaita between 1929 and the Second World War, and then again after the war. He married a woman from nearby Langalanga Lagoon. Maena died in 1950 in a drunken brawl with the sons of Frederick Campbell (q.v.) (Horton 1965, 80; AR 1936, 20; David Akin, personal communication, 2012)

Published resources


  • Horton, Dick C., The Happy Isles: A Diary of the Solomons, Originally published: 1965, Heinemann, London, 1965. Details


  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate, British Solomon Islands Protectorate Annual Reports (AR), 1896-1973. Details