In October 1975, the Ellice Islands were established as a separate dependency called Tuvalu, ending the joint administration with the Gilbert Islands which began in 1892
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Yrbk. of the Commonwealth, 1977 (info. ref.) p. 572 (On October 1975 the Ellice Islands were established as a separate dependency called Tuvalu, ending the joint administration [with the Gilbert Islands] which began in 1892)
Phone call to BGN, 4/25/70 (Tuvalu, a independent political entity at 8°0ʹS 178°0ʹE)
The statesman's year-book, 1995-1996 p. 1293 (Tuvalu; formerly the Ellice Islands in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands; separated from the Gilbert Islands in Oct. 1975; independence on 1 Oct. 1978)
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