Gilbert Islands

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Gilbert and Ellice Islands were proclaimed a protectorate in 1892 and annexed (at the request of the native governments) as the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony on 10 Nov. 1915 (effective on 12 Jan. 1916). On 1 Oct. 1975 the former Ellice Islands severed its constitutional links with the Gilbert Islands and took a new name Tuvalu.


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Books of Reference

  1. Report on the Gilbert and Ellice Istanas, 1970. HMSO, 1971Google Scholar
  2. Grimble, Sir Arthur, A Pattern of islands. London, 1953.—Return to the Islands. London, 1957Google Scholar
  3. Kennedy, D. G., Handbook of the Languages of the Ellice Islands. Suva, 1945Google Scholar
  4. Maude, H. E., Of Islands and Men. London, 1968Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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  • John Paxton

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