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First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on November 5th 2004





Settled by Polynesians in the 9th century A.D. James Cook was the first European navigator to discover the island, in 1774. In 1900, British sovereignty over Niue was proclaimed; in reality the island became a New Zealand dependency. In 1974 self government introduced.

Timeline : Niue






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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, Countries : New Caledonia
from Index Mundi
Niue, Rock of Polynesia, by Jane Resture
Links General from dmoz
Category : Niue, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Niue, 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
Accounts of History Article : History of Niue, from Wikipedia
History of Niue, from Lonely Planet
Floor Anthoni, A short history of Niue
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 : Niue
Governments on the WWW : Niue; Article Politics of Niue, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances Article : Economy of Niue, from Wikipedia
Ethnography Languages of Niue (2), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Niue
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Niue, from Kirken i Norge
Local History Article : Noumea : History, from Wikipedia
Article : Noumea : Histoire, from Wikipedia French edition
Institutions
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 : Niue by Ben Cahoon
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Niue, 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
Modern Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Images of Niue, from Pacific Picture Agency
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK), Archives New Zealand for Niue
Constitutions, Laws
Document Collections
Historical Maps Oceania Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas; scroll down for Niue
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Niue, from EB 1911
Religious
Economic
Geographical Savage Island, pp.507-508 in F.H.H. Guillemard, Malaysia and the Pacific Archipelagoes, vol.2 of Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel, 1894, IA
Historical
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Anthem, from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Stamps Rare Niue Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Stamps Niue 1902-1932, 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)
on Oceania New Zealand Digital Library
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 Niue
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]