Biographical entry: Page, John (1916 - )



John Page was born in Queensland, Australia in 1916. He was educated at Bundaberg High School. During the Second World War, Page was an Air Force pilot and also in the Army. After the war he settled in Tasmania as a farmer. He came to the Solomons in 1951 and was employed as captain of the MV Marovo, owned by the Fairymead Sugarcane Company (q.v.), which operated plantations in the Russell Islands. He settled at Roviana Lagoon, New Georgia, in 1953, and continued private study of agronomy. In 1958, Page became a crocodile-hunter to help him get by, and lived for some time at Gizo. He then settled on Malangali Island in Roviana Lagoon and established himself as a market gardener. Page married a Solomon Islander and they had three children. He was elected as member for Roviana and Rendova in the 1973 Governing Council (q.v.). (NS 6 July 1973)

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