Brief History

Placed under British protection with the Gilbert Islands in 1892, the islands became part of the colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands from 1916 until gaining independence as the separate state of Tuvalu in 1978.

Western Pacific High Commission Flag
map of Ellice Islands
Oceania Map, 1912
Historical Ellice Island
National Archive Ellice Island Images
For Ellice Islands Items


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