Corporate entry: Solomon Islands Land Trust Board
The first meeting of the Solomon Islands Trust Board was held on 22 February 1962. It was created under the provisions of the Land and Titles Ordinance. The High Commissioner was Chairman, the Commissioner for Lands and the Crown Surveyor were ex-officio members, and twelve Solomon Islanders represented the districts defined under the Land and Titles Ordinance. Silas Sitai (q.v.) was appointed to represent the public service and there was one private European member. The Board enabled land then held under customary tenure to be registered by a certificate of title. The Ordinance was intended to provide secure titles for Solomon Islander landowners and thereby reduce the number of land disputes in the Protectorate and to give the government authority to assume control over land not specifically owned or used, for development purposes. (NS Feb. 1962) See also Land.
- British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details