Republic of Kiribati
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. 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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Further Reading

  1. Bailey, E., The Christmas Island Story: London, 1977Google Scholar
  2. Kiribati: Aspects of History. Univ. of South Pacific, 1979Google Scholar
  3. Sabatier, E., Astride the Equator. Melbourne, 1978Google Scholar
  4. Tearo, T., Coming of Age. Tarawa, 1989Google Scholar
  5. Whincup, T., Nareau’s Nation. London, 1979Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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