Category: Oceania

Vanuatu History

Archaeological finds indicate that the islands of Vanuatus were first settled around 3,000 years ago. Presumably, these were dark-skinned tribes that originally came from New Guinea. The first European to…

Tuvalu History

Colonization Before Alvaro de Mendaña de Neyra discovered part of the atolls of today’s Tuvalu at the end of the 16th century, the islands had already been colonized by Polynesians,…

Tonga History

The first records of seafarers about the national territory of today’s Tonga were in the 17th and 18th centuries (Lemaire 1616, Abel Tasman 1643, James Cook 1773, 1774 and 1777)….

Solomon Islands History

European discovery Archaeological finds point to the settlement of the Solomon Islands as early as the 2nd millennium BC. there. Presumably it was dark-skinned hunter-gatherers who originally came from New…

Samoa History

Early to modern times Characteristics of the Samoan language suggest that the Polynesian tribe, which was founded around 1000 BC. the Samoan island Upolu settled, came from the southern group…

Papua New Guinea History

Beginnings The settlement of the area of ​​Papua New Guinea probably began as early as 40,000 BC. over the then existing land bridge from Southeast Asia. European domination The Portuguese…

Palau History

European discovery Archaeological finds indicate that the islands of what is now the Republic of Palau are already settled in the 1st millennium BC. there. The first European to see…

New Zealand History

Early to modern times Polynesians from East Polynesia settled in New Zealand more than 3000 years ago. When Europeans arrived on the islands and began to colonize, the majority of…

Nauru History

European discovery The island of Nauru was already in the 1st millennium BC. populated by people who were probably originally from New Guinea. In 1798, the British navigator John Fearn…

Micronesia History

European discovery In the 1st millennium BC Various tribes already lived on some of the islands that are now part of the Federated States of Micronesia. The origin of the…

Marshall Islands History

1. European discovery When the Spanish seafarer Álvaro de Saavedra sighted the islands of what is now the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 1529, they were probably already settled…

Kiribati History

Beginnings The settlement of part of the islands that today belong to the Republic of Kiribati probably began in the 1st millennium BC. The ancestors of the Micronesians probably came…

Fiji History

European discovery Archaeological finds point to the settlement of the Fiji Islands in the 2nd century BC. there, first by Polynesians, later by Melanesians. The Dutch seafarer Abel Tasman also…

Australia History

The islands in the South Hemisphere in the Pacific Ocean are called Oceania. They are grouped into four regions: Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia, and Australia and New Zealand, which differ…

Oceania Top Tourist Countries

Oceania is made up of numerous islands that individually or collectively form nations. It is an area that has been popular to travel to, especially Australia and depending on where…