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German Colonization (1886-1899)[edit | edit source]

In 1884 Germany annexed north-east New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, and in 1886 they extended their rule over the North Solomon Islands, covering Bougainville, Buka, Choiseul, Santa Isabel, the Shortlands and Ontong Java atoll. In 1900, under the terms of the Tripartite Convention of 1899, Germany ceded the Northern Solomon to Britain, minus Buka and Bougainville, the latter becoming part of German New Guinea despite geographically belonging to the Solomons archipelago. [1]

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British Colonization (1893-1978)[edit | edit source]

The British declared a protectorate over the southern Solomons in March 1893, initially encompassing New Georgia, Malaita, Guadalcanal, Makira, Mono Island and the central Nggela Islands. [2] Under the terms of the Solomon Islands Act 1978 the country was annexed to Her Majesty's dominions and granted independence on 7 July 1978. [3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Solomon Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands#Establishment_of_colonial_rule, accessed 11 November 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Solomon Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands#Establishment_of_colonial_rule, accessed 11 November 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Solomon Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands#Post-war_period_and_the_lead-up_to_independence, accessed 11 November 2020.