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Chile Pitcairn
First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on October 24th 2010

Dates for the arrival of the first settlers, Polynesians, range between 300 and 700 AD. The first European navigator to visit the island was Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen in 1722; he gave it the name "Easter Island". The first missionary arrived in 1864. In 1888, Rapa Nui was annexed by Chile, and refered to as Isla de Pasqua. Timeline : Rapa Nui

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M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
Politics Article : Easter Island : Administration and legal status, from Wikipedia
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Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Chile, scroll down for Easter Island / Rapa Nui
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Chile, administrative divisions, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer; scroll down for Isla de Pasqua
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Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 152 entries for Easter Island
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Historical Maps Easter Island Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas
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Secular Article : Easter Island, from the EB 1911
Religious Article : New Caledonia, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1911 edition
Geographical Die Osterinsel, pp.247-248 in vol.6 of J.B. Schütz, Allgemeine Erdkunde für denkende und gebildete Leser, 1806, GB
Easter Island, p.639 in C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, 1822, GB
Easter Island, pp.160-161 in vol.3 of H. Murray et al., The encyclop©Ądia of geography, 1837, GB
Easter Island, pp.797-798 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
Easter Island, pp.42-44 in R. Brown, The Countries of the World, 1892, IA
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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 New Caledonia
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]

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