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Tuvalu Fiji
First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on October 30th 2010





The Gilbert Islands were declared a British protectorate in 1892. Banaba or Ocean Island was annexed in 1900. In 1916 the British protectorates Gilbert Islands and Ellice Islands were merged to form the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. Fanning Island, Washington Island and Tokelau were annexed, but Tokelau detached and placed under New Zealand administration in 1926. The Phoenix Islands were annexed in 1937, five of the Line Islands in 1972.
In 1975 the Ellice Islands seoparated to form a separate colony (Tuvalu, independent 1976), the remainder as Kiribati gained independence in 1979.

Timetable : Kiribati
Historical Atlas, Kiribati Page






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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook
from Index Mundi
Jane's Kiribati Home Page
Links General from dmoz
Category : Kiribati, from Wikipedia
Kiribati Links, by Steve Trussel
on History Category : History of Kiribati, from Wikipedia
Organizations Pacific History Association
Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Institutions Association (PIMA)
New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Pacific Islands Interest Group
Pacific Islands Study Circle (Philately)
Historical Dictionaries Archaeopedia New Zealand
Timelines Timeline, from BBC News
Accounts of History Article : History of Kiribati, from Wikipedia
M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
Politics Political Resources on the Web : Kiribati
Governments on the WWW : Kiribati; Article Politics of Kiribati, from Wikipedia
Military
Economy & Finances Article Economy of Kiribati, from Wikipedia
Ch.6 : Agroforestry in Micronesia, in W.C. Clarke et al., Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands
Social History Article : Kiribati, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of Kiribati (2), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Kiribati
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Kiribati, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in Kiribati, from Wikipedia
Local History
Institutions Kiribati, from Airline History
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Kiribati, by Ben Cahoon
Lists of Ambassadors Chinese Ambassadors to Kiribati, from PRC MOFA
Political Graveyard : Kiribati, has incomplete list of U.S. diplomatic chiefs
Lists of Bishops Article : Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru, from Wikipedia
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Kiribati, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Documents Historical Newspapers Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Search Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 88 entries for Gilbert Islands
Modern Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Images of Kiribati, from Pacific Picture Agency
Airline Timetable Images : Kiribati
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK), Archives New Zealand for Kiribati, Gilbert Islands
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Kiribati, from ILO, 4 docs. since 2000
Consular Reports
Document Collections
Historical Maps Oceania Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas; scroll down for Kiribati
Eastern Micronesia 1866, Trussel
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Gilbert Islands, from the EB 1911
Religious Article Gilbert Islands, from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1909 edition
Economic
Geographical Gilbert Archipelago, pp.1051-1062 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
Christmas Island, Washington Island, Fanning's Island, pp.1049-1051 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries National Archives and Library, Kiribati, from ICA
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, from National Anthems, from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Oceania (Gilbert, Solomon Islds., Br. New Guinea), from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Gilbert & Ellice Islands Stamps 1911-1935, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies RHS Bibliography
Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : Pacific Islands Historiography, by K.R. Howe, pp.685-687, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On Oceania Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.266-269 Article Pacific Islands : New Caledonia. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On Kiribati
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]