History of Tonga
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First posted on November 23rd 2004






Timeline : Tonga


3000-1100 B.C.
1500-1300 B.C.
950 A.D.
13th Century A.D.
c. 1470
1616
1643
1773
1797
1839
1845
1862
1875
1876
1879
1886
1888
1900
1936
1942
1958
1966
1970
1976
Tonga settled
Arrival of Lapita people
Legendary foundation of Tongan dynasty, kingdom
Peak of the Kingdom of Tonga
Creation of the office of Hau; King reduced to ceremonial figure
Dutch navigator Jakob le Maire visited northern islands
Dutch navigator Abel Tasman visited southrn islands
British navigator James Cook visited the islands, named them Friendly Islands
First Methodist missionary arrived
Codification of Tongan Law (Code of Vava'u)
Reunification of Tonga into one kingdom
Serfdom was abolished
Flag, constitution adopted
Tonga, Germany signed treaty of friendship
Tonga, Britain signed treaty of friendship
Establishment of Tongan Postal Service
Tonga, U.S. signed treaty of friendship
Tonga declared British protectorate; called Toga
The Tongan Pound, hitherto linked to Pund Sterling, was linked to Australian Dollar
2000 Tongan soldiers fought on Solomon Islands
Tonga granted self-government
Currency reform, Pa'anga introduced
Tonga released into independence
Tonga established diplomatic reltions with the U.S.S.R.




EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Tonga, from Lonely Planet
A Short History of Tonga, from Elction World
Article History of Tonga, from Wikipedia
A Global History of Currencies : Tonga, by Bryan Taylor