History of Tokelau
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First posted on November 23rd 2004






Timeline : Tokelau


1765
1791
1835
1841
1858
1863
1889
1916
1925
1926
1946
1948
1976
1991
1996
British navigator John Byron visited Atafu, named it Duke of York Island
British navigator Edwards visited Nukunono, named it Duke of Clarence Island
American whaler General Jackson visited islands
United States Exploring Expedition visited Island group
Arrival of protestant misionaries from London Missionary Society
Part of the population abducted by Peruvian slave raiders
British protectorate over Union Group (= Tokelau) declared
Union Group annexed into Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Union Group placed under New Zealand administration
Union Group placed under administration of Western Samoa
Union Group renamd Tokelau Islands
Tokelau Islands separated from Western Samoa, declared integral part of New Zealand
Tokelau Islands contracted to Tokelau
Population on Tokelau 1,577; in NZ 2,802
Tokelau granted self-government




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FILES
History of Tokelau, from Lonely Planet, from Pacific Islands Travel
A Short History of Tokelau, from Election World
Article Tokelau, from Wikipedia