Biographical entry: Mary Laurent, Sister ( - 1958)

16 April 1958


Sister Mary Laurent arrived in the Solomon Islands in 1911 and worked for sixteen years at Visale Catholic Mission, teaching and nursing, then spent the next fifteen years working on Malaita. After six months leave in Sydney in 1937, she returned but was evacuated during the war years, to Noumea in New Caledonia. She returned to work Malaita in 1946, and spent most of the next twelve years at Mbuma Mission. She died there on 16 April 1958 after forty-three years in the Solomon Islands. (NS Apr. 1958)

Published resources


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