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Historie

It is believed that Papuan-speaking settlers began to arrive around 30,000 BC. Austronesian speakers arrived c. 4000 BC also bringing cultural elements such as the outrigger canoe.
Between 1200 and 800 BC the ancestors of the Polynesians, the Lapita people, arrived from the Bismarck Archipelago with their characteristic ceramics.

The first European to visit the islands was the Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, coming from Peru in 1568
Missionaries began visiting the Solomons in the mid-19th century. They made little progress at first, because "blackbirding"
(a synoniem for kidnapping people to work as slaves) led to a series of reprisals and massacres.
From the 1860s, blackbirding ships in the Pacific sought workers to mine the guano deposits on the Chincha Islands in Peru. In the 1870s, the blackbirding trade focused on supplying labourers to plantations, particularly the sugar cane plantations of Queensland, Australia and the nation of Fiji.
The evils of the labour trade prompted the United Kingdom to declare a protectorate over the southern Solomons in June 1893.

Local councils were established in the 1950s as the islands stabilised from the aftermath of the Second World War.
The Solomon Islands gained self-government in 1976. Independence was granted on 7 July 1978. The first Prime Minister was Sir Peter Kenilorea

I will visit the Solomon Islands in april 2015.

It will be a part of the West Pacific Odessey

Please let me know when you're having questions.
i would be pleased to help you.

Things to do and other tips

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This illustrate's my memories of Solomon Islands:



See my Things to do pages for more pictures.

When i'am visiting a country i like to be prepared;
So i know something about the Country and i can plan the things to visit.
That's why i 'm reading books;looking at travel maps etc.

See my "Things to read" pages for Books/Maps about
Solomon Islands