History of Wallis et Futuna
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First posted on November 23rd 2004






Timeline : Wallis et Futuna


1616
1767
1837
1841
1842
1887
1888
1913
1917
1920
1924
1942
1954
1959
1961
Islands sighted by Dutch navigators Willem Schouten and Jakob le Maire; named Hoorn Islands
Walis visited by, named after British navgator Samuel Wallis
Arrival of French Catholic Marist missionaries
Pierre Chanel, the first missionary, murdered
Population of Wallis, Futuna requested French protectorate
France declared protectorate over Wallis
France declared protectorate over Futuna
Last king of Uvea abdicated; local chiefdoms annexed by France
Wallis and Futuna administratively placed under New Caledonia
The first postage stamps for Wallis et Futuna issued
Islands granted status as a colony, still administratively under New Caledonia
U.S. troops occupied Wallis and Futuna
Pierre Chanel canonised at patron saint of Oceania
Wallis and Futuna declared Overseas Territory within French Republic
islands administratively separated from New Caledonia




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History of Wallis and Futuna, from Lonely Planet
Article allis and Futuna, from Wikipedia
A Short History of Wallis and Futuna, from Election World