Policy and practice in an atoll territory : British rule in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, 1892-1970.
The sixteen Gilbert and nine Ellice Islands form a chain of coral atolls and reef islands that lies between latitudes 3°30'N and 2°45'S and longitudes 172°30'E and 180° in the central Pacific Ocean. Only Butaritari, Tarawa and Abemama in the Gilberts and Nukufetau and Funafuti in the Ellice Islands offer safe lagoon anchorages for ships with a draft in excess of fifteen feet. Landing at the reef islands, for example at Nikunau and Tamana in the Gilberts or at Nanumanga and Niutao in the...[Show more]
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