History of the Pacific Islands 1850-1893

The Solomon Islands before 1850

Inhabited since abour 2,000 B.C.; modern population Melanesian. The first documented European visitor was Spaniard ALVARO DE MENDENA DE NEIRA (1568), who named the islands after the biblical king Solomon. Anglican missionaries arrived in the 1850es.

History of the Solomon Islands, from Infoplease

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First posted on January 13th 2002, last revised on November 5th 2004

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