Tonga Colonial Records

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British Colonization (1900-1970)[edit | edit source]

Tonga became a British protected state under the Treaty of Friendship on 18 May 1900 to discourage German advances. The protected status ended on 4 June 1970 and Tonga joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Tonga has never lost indigenous governance, making it unique in the Pacific. [1]

Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "History of Tonga," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Tonga#Kingdom_of_Tonga_(1900%E2%80%9370), accessed 9 November 2020.