Unit Code: HIS701

Unit Title:ย Solomon Islands History

This Unit introduces students to some important parts of the history of Solomon Islands as a country that have historically evolved, hence establishing itself as a sovereign nation state in 1978. The unit focuses 3 on the peopling of the Solomon Islands during the pre-contact era, imperialism and colonialism, decolonization and the post-independent era. The unit surveys the original exploration and colonization by Archie-Melanesians, of Solomon Islands and the ways they developed their societies. Through Explorers, beachcombing, traders, planters and the labour trade, British colonial administration and islanderโ€™s responses to these changing circumstances are also critically examined.