Biographical entry: Marau, Martin ( - 1942)



Martin Marau was the son of Clement Marau (q.v.) from Merelava in the Banks Group and Susie from Ulawa. He was educated at the Melanesian Mission School on Norfolk Island and ordained a Deacon in 1920 and a priest in 1924. In 1918, he was put in charge of the Ulawa mission, a position he maintained for the next twenty-four years. In his youth he was a great teacher, but he was always in the shadow of his father. His wife Lucy died in 1936, and soon after he suffered declining health and gradually went blind. He died in 1942.

(Fox 1958, 166; Marau 1906)

Published resources


  • Fox, Charles E., Lord of the Southern Isles: Being the Story of the Anglican Mission in Melanesia, 1849-1949, Mowbray, London, 1958. Details
  • Marau, Clement, Story of a Melanesian Deacon: Clement Marau, written by himself, Translator: R.H. Codrington, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and E.S. Gorham, London and New York, 1906. Details