History of Tuvalu
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First posted on November 22nd 2004






Timeline : Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands)


1568
1595
1819
1821
1863
1865
1877

1886
1892
1892
1911
1916
1919
1937
1942-1943
1943
1966
1974
1976
1978
1978
1979
2000
Spanish navigator Alvaro de Mendana de Neira visited the islands
Mendana's second visit to the island group
American navigator Captain Arent de Peyster named them Ellice Islands
The first American whalers visited the island group
Hundreds of islanders were abducted, forced to work in Guano harvesting in Peru
Missionary station founded by London Missionary Society
Britain established Western Pacific Order in Council as institution to deal with British
residents on various Pacific Islands
Anglo-German agreement assigned Ellice Islands into British sphere of interest
Britain declared a protectorate over the Ellice Islands
Australian Pound introduced as currency
The first postage stamps were issued for the Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Gilbert, Ellice Islands protectorates merged into Gilbert and Ellice Island Colony
Christmas Atoll annexed
Phoenix Island annexed
Japanese occupation
Battle of Tarawa; U.S. forces defeated Japanese
Australian Pound replaced by Australian Dollar as currency
Ellice Islands opted for separation from Gilbert Islands
Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony dissolved into two separate colonies
Ellice Islands declared independence, renamd Tuvalu
Tuvalu continues to use Australian Dollar, but produces her own coinage (TVD)
U.S. gave up her claim on Phoenix Island
Tuvalu admitted to U.N.




EXTERNAL
FILES
About Tuvalu History, by Jane resture
History of Tuvalu, from Lonely Planet
Tuvalu History, from tuvaluislands.com
A ShortHistory of Tuvalu, from Abacci Atlas
History of uvalu, from Wikipedia
Tuvalu, from Land Forces of Britain, the Empire andommonwealth
A Short History of Tuvalu, from Election World
A Global History of Currencies : Tuvalu, posted by Byan Taylor
Gilbert and Ellice Islands, from Sandafayre Stamp Atlas