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Solomon Islands

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

Abstract

HISTORY. The Solomon Islands were discovered by Europeans in 1568; 200 years passed before contact was made again. The southern Solomon Islands were placed under British protection in 1893; the eastern and southern outliers were added in 1898 and 1899. Santa Isabel and the other islands to the north were ceded by Germany in 1900. Full internal self-government was achieved on 2 Jan. 1976 and independence on 7 July 1978.

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Further Reading

  1. Bennett, J. A., Wealth of the Solomons: A Historx of a Pacific Archipelago, 1800–1978. Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1987Google Scholar
  2. Kent, J., The Solomon Islands. Newton Abbot, 1972Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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