Friendly Islands


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Friendly Islands:

see TongaTonga
, officially Kingdom of Tonga, island kingdom (2005 est. pop. 112,000), 270 sq mi (699 sq km), South Pacific, c.2000 mi (3,220 km) NE of Sydney, Australia. Tonga is the only surviving independent kingdom in the South Pacific. Nukualofa is the capital.
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1865 Ten years in South Central Polynesia; Being reminiscences of a personal mission to the Friendly Islands and their dependencies.
Within a short time Tonga, the Friendly Islands, was proving user-friendly to the new peel-and-stick self-adhesive stamps and the firm never looked back.
1789: Some of the crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas, sailing for the Pitcairn Islands.
Like Captain Cook I knew I'd landed on the Friendly Islands.
Lawrence (of Arabia); 3 Venice; 4 At the back of the knee-joint; 5 Borzoi; 6 Canada; 7 Illusion; 8 Atomic Kitten; 9 Czech; 10 The Friendly Islands.
1900 Britain annexed Tonga, the Friendly Islands, in the South Pacific.
1789: The crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands (now called Tonga) in the South Pacific, sailing for the Pitcairn Islands.
Sunday 1789 The crew of the HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, mutinied in the Friendly Islands in the South Seas.

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