Polynesian Migration


Lapita people Reach Vanatu, Fiji, Tonga

1200 BC

Expansion of Polynesia

Remote Islands are Discovered

1200 BC

Polynesian Expansion

Lapita People settle Samoa

1000 BC

Polynesian Expansion

Polynesians settle Marquesas & Hawaiian Islands

300 AD

Polynesian Expansion

Easter Island discovered by Europeans

700 CE

Easter Island settlement made

700 AD

Polynesian Expansion

Tongans conquer parts of Samoa

950 AD

Tongan People, Polynesia

First Settlers on Cook Island

1000 AD

Polynesian Expansion

Polynesians arrive in NZ

1300 AD

New Zealand, Polynesia

Abel Tasman founded NZ


Even know it was already populated by the Maori people he took it anyway.

Jacob Roggeveen (Dutch) Discovered a Polynesian Is. without trees


Now part of Chile.

Captain James Cook Discovered Hawaii


Samoa was divided into 2 parts, owned by Germany and USA


Because of WW1