Dutch Explorer Abel Tasman is the first European to visit Fiji Islands
Landing of Captain Cook on Votoa Island
Journey of Captain Bligh after mutiny of the Bounty
Rotuma discovered by Capt. Edwards
Arrival of Jacko-a monkey,a cat, at Bau, from a ship searching for sandalwood.
Wreck of schooner Argo in Lau group.
Discovery of sandalwood at Vanua Levu by El Plumier: beginning of sandalwood trade; several European seamen and vonvicts living with Fijian chiefs; introduction of muskets.
Killing of crew of Hunter by men of Wailia.
arrival of David Whippy of New Hampshire, USA
Arrival of first Christian (LMS) missionaries, from Tahiti, at Lakeba, then Oneata: arrival of J H Danford (Harry the Jew).
Arrival of first European missionaries (William Cross & David Cargill) (Methodist) at Lakeba; internal warfare between tribes.
Arrival of more Christian missionaries (J Hunt, T Calvert, T Jaggar) (Methodist).
first book printed in Fijian (Catechism) produced.
Christian missionaries arrive on Rotuma.
Visit of United States Exploring Expedition.
First mapping of Fiji Islands. Levuka was principal settlement of Europeans.
Appointment of JB Williams of salem, Massachusetts, previously US Consul in NZ, as US Commercial agent for fiji, on Nukulau Island.
BIRTH Hugh Hall Ragg 23 09 1842 in Birmingham
September 23, 1842
Christian convert Chief Ratu Seru Epenisa Cakobau was a warlor fromthe island of Bau, and he then styled himself as tui Viti or King of fiji
Europeans banished to solevu Bay, vanua Levu by Cakobau
Henele Ma'afu, cousin ot the King of Tong, arrives in lakeba, lau.
Burning down of JB Williams hous on Nukulau. then sued Cakobau for damages.
Visits of Mary Wallis (A Lady).
Arrivial of S A St John
Ma'afu given sovereignty over Lomaloma by Tui Cakau, gradually extends power over Lau group in Eastern Fiji.
Arrival of WT Pritchard, first British consul, Marist Brothers arrive in Levuka.
Survey of Fijian waters by HM servey ship Herald
Ma'afu renounces any claim to fji by tonga: dr b Seeman arrived to 1yr studying botany of fji
arrival of WT Smythe investiagate of cessio, cotton growing: death of JB Williams: influx of setters from Aussie and NzDr Im Brower 2nd Consul
Smyth's report advised agaqinst annexing fiji; Ma'afu, on behalf of King George of tonga, agaist Cakobau for damages made during Kaba campaign
Tui Cakau captured by tongans; battle of Wairiki; Wainikolo (Tongan chief)
Pritchard removed from office as British Consul, by commissioners from NSW acting on behalf of Foreign Office
Beginning of Labour trade first arrived from New Debrides
Formation of Confederacy of Independent Chiefs of Fiji(Tovata1)
Swanston joins Ma'afu as secretary, s A St John was cakobau's secretary
white population of Fiji approx 500 Coton Boom, due to american civil war, and Siege of Paris destroying French cotton mills, gradual collapse of cotton industry
Foreign population approx 831:Cakobau crowned King of Bau ;Formation of Confederation of North and East fiji
Arrival in Fiji - Hugh Hall Ragg - arrives in Fiji as Engineer for a Cotton Mill
Cakobau's forces march on hill people to revenge Baker's Death gold found in Navua river . Thurston replaced by March as British consul
Cakobau and Ma'afu to discuss possible ceding of Fiji to america or some other government
Trans-Pacific steamships using port of kadavu
foreign population over 2000; Pritchard investigates land sales
Europen settles at Levuka organize a national government and name Cakobau King of fiji following local disorder.
Bishop Patteson killed in New Hebrides, resutls of labour trade, Ma'afu Governor of Lau, Lovoni people conquered by Cakobau's forces.sold to planters as laboures, spiers and Mcintosh killed at Ba. Rev W. Floyd (anglican) arrived in Levuka
cotton trade collapsed. Start of sugar cane plantations.
Opening of Masonic Lodge Polynesia in Levuka. Polynesian Islanders Protection act passed in London. Poll tax of all men in Fiji. British Subjects Mutual Protection society and Volunteer Corps set up in Levuka against Cakobau,k supported by March. Thurston took on position of Acting Premier, in place of Woods.
first successful exports of sugar from Fiji sent to London
Fiji becomes a British crown colony requested of Cakobau and other chiefs to Sir Hercules Robinson, Governor of NSW.
first land commission set up. British rul. first Governor sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon. Fiji's Cession by the Chiefs to Queen Victoria (alexandrina Victoria-24 May 1819-22 january 1901 in a ceremony at Levuka, the old capital, on 10 october 1874.
Measles epidemic wipes out one-third of the Fijian population
British Royal Engineers build Levuka sea-wall
British forces and Fijian chiefs suppress rebellion
High commission for Western Pacific set up, based in Suva.
Governor of Fiji was also British High commissioner for Western Pacific;Municipality of Levuka established
Penang Sugar Mill Built by Penang sugar Estate
Arrival of Leonidas with first indentured Indian labourers.
Founding of Levuka Public School
Colonial Sugar Refinery began operations in Fiji, taken over many unprofitable sugarcane plantations in Rewa valley, built Nausori Mill
Ma'afu die;Rotuma annexed by Britain
Ratu Cakobau, the Vunivalu, died. refinery's Nausori Mill began crushing sugar.
founding of Marist Convent school, Levuka;Municipality of suva established
BIRTH- Hugh Hall Ragg II 26 01 1882Suva to 24 05 1963 Suva
January 26, 1882
Union Steamship Company started a steamship rout-Melbourn-Fiji
Founding of Suva Public School;Burns Philp Company founded
Fijian men were trained as native medical practitioners first of medical training in Fiji.
First Roman Catholic baptism in Fiji
Simeon Lazarus elected Warden of Suva
Birth of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, the second Tui Lai
Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition held in Suva
Canadian-Australian Steam Ship operated a service between Sydney,Suva,Honolulu,Victoria,British,Vancouver
CSR built labasa Mill
DEATH Hugh Hall Ragg II 19 04 1924 at Suva
April 19, 1924
DEATH Hugh Hall Ragg 26 01 1863 Suva to 24 05 1963 Suva