Launch of Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

si_woodford_1880sCharles Morris Woodford, First Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, c.1885.

The Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978 was  launched on 25 July 2013. Professor Clive Moore from the University of Queensland (UQ) has been working on the Solomon Islands Historical online encyclopaedia since 2009.  It includes more than 700 entries on places, historical events, institutions, concepts and individuals. This is the first digital Encyclopaedia for any Pacific Island nation.

At the time of its launch, the online encyclopaedia had more than 280,000 words and 703 entries, some short and others more than 5,000 words in length. The 312 general entries cover the years from the declaration of the British Protectorate until independence in 1978. There are also 391 biographical entries, mainly centred on the Protectorate years, although some entries, particularly those on current political and religious leaders, extend to the present. Visit:

[This online encyclopaedia project was funded by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the website is the result of a long-term collaboration between the eScholarship Research Centre of The University of Melbourne and the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at UQ.]

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