1835: Methodist missionaries land at Lakeba

12th October 1835: Methodist missionaries David Cargill and William Cross spotted Lakeba and landed there on their way from Vavau. They were later joined by Hunt, Jaggar and Calvert, in 1839 and started the move to Rewa then into Bau. In 1840 Viwa was a Christian settlement with its own chapel These missionaries died in their field stations:
William Cross 1842 at Somosomo;
John Hunt 1848 at Viwa
David Cargill 1843 in Tonga.

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