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The limits of advice : Britain and the Kingdom of Tonga

Lavaka, Penelope A.


Despite the endeavours of Kings Tupou I and II to maintain Tonga's independence, Britain established a Protectorate over the Kingdom in May 1900. By this action the British Government hoped to exclude other powers from Tonga, whilst keeping its own commitment to a m1n1mum. Tonga aroused little interest in British eyes apart from its potential as a base for rival Pacific powers. Although it was not intended that the British Agent and Consul ·appointed to Tonga should intervene in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1981
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76357aedbf4


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