Biographical entry: Toganiande, James


Born on Nggela, James Toganiande was a Melanesian Mission (q.v.) priest who served on Guadalcanal. When he was about sixty years old he was infected with leprosy and returned to his own village, where his people built him a hut isolated on the edge of the settlement. Toganiande was not content with doing nothing, however, and acquired a blackboard to teach. All through his declining years he continued to teach his people about Christianity. For this he achieved great fame and received many visitors. (Fox 1962, 110)

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  • Fox, Charles E., Kakamora, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1962. Details