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





Tuvalu, under the name of Ellice Islands, was declared a British protectorate in 1892. In 1916 it was joined with the Gilbert Islands to form Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony. In 1974 the Ellice Islands were formed into a separate colony, which in 1975 became independent as Tuvalu.

Timeline : Tuvalu
Historical Atlas, Tuvalu 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 Tuvalu Home Page
Links General from dmoz
Category : Tuvalu, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Tuvalu, 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 Modern Article : History of Tuvalu, from Wikipedia
Tuvalu History, from Jane's Tuvalu Home Page, from tuvaluislands.com
Historical Tuvalu History : the Davis Diaries (1892), from Jane's Oceania Home Page
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 : Tuvalu
Governments on the WWW : Tuvalu; Article Politics of Tuvalu, from Wikipedia
Pacific Governments : Tuvalu, from University of South Pacific
Military
Economy & Finances Article Economy of Tuvalu, from Wikipedia
Social History Article : Tuvalu, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of Tuvalu (2), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Tuvalu
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Tuvalu, from Kirken i Norge
Category Religion in Tuvalu, from Wikipedia
Local History The Phoenix Islands Settlement Scheme (1930es), from tighar.org
Institutions
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Finding Tuvalu, from South Pacific Organizer
Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Tuvalau by Ben Cahoon
Lists of Ambassadors Political Graveyard : Solomon Islands, has incomplete list of U.S. diplomatic chiefs
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Tuvalu, 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, 4 entries for Ellice Islands
World History Archives : Melanesia
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Images of Tuvalu, from Pacific Picture Agency
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK), Archives New Zealand for Tuvalu, Ellice Islands
Constitutions, Laws
Treaties
Consular Reports
Document Collections Tuvaluan Genealogy, from Jane's Tuvalu Home Page
Historical Maps Oceania Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas; scroll down for Tuvalu
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Ellice Islands, from the EB 1911
Religious
Economic
Geographical Ellice Group, pp.997-1000 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 Library and Archives, Tuvalu, 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 Tuvalu Coins, from Jane's Tuvalu Home Page
Stamps

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.287 Article Pacific Islands : Tuvalu. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On Tuvalu
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]