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The World Factbook: Background: :: Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval. :: more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Tokelau /ˈtoʊkəlaʊ/ is a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of three tropical coral atolls (from the northwest Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo) with a combined land area of 10 km2 (4 sq mi) and a population of approximately 1,400. Its capital rotates yearly between the three atolls.[2] Tokelau lies north of the Samoan Islands, Swains Island being the nearest, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands, more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Professor, Department of social anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Bureaucratization, Conflict Management, Identity, International Relationships, Language Documentation

Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race, Settlerhood

Senior Research Fellow, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Canoes, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Transport, Voyaging, Technology

Research Fellow, Ho'omaluhia, Hawai'i, International and Indigenous Division at Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, United States

Keywords: Customary Law, Diasporas, Gender Violence, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Justice, Law and Culture, Mining, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability


Not specified The Week - 18 February 2006 Obesity in children Overweight chil... [NatLib NZ]

Waibel, Jurgen, 1943- [New Zealand Post Office] :Tokelau 'copra' stamp issue. ... [NatLib NZ]

Waibel, Jurgen, 1943- [New Zealand Post Office] :1983 Tokelau transport stamp ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Tu Tangata i te waru tekau; Surviving in the 80's, presented by ... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Tokelauan children singing at Elsdon Youth Camp in Porirua - Pho... [NatLib NZ]


United States. Hydrographic Office Washington, D.C. : Hydrographic Office, 1941 ... [NLA]


Tokelau.. 2013. Tulafono a Tokelau : Tokelau law supplement, 2009-2012 / [prepared in the Faculty of... [NatLib NZ]
New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand.Tokelau. Statistics Office.. 2012. Profile of Tokelau [electroni... [NatLib NZ]
Magee, Jenny.. 2011. New to New Zealand : ethnic communities in Aotearoa : a handbook / Jenny Magee ... [NatLib NZ]


Not specified . 7 Feb-9 Nov 1970. Correspondence from Carol and Derek McKay while living in the Toke ... [NatLib NZ]
Not specified . 4 Feb-15 Nov 1960. Transcripts of letters to Mrs E J McKay from Derek McKay relating ... [NatLib NZ]
Not specified. 2008. Ana pehe ma hiva anamua ... [NatLib NZ]


Paul Meehan; Mustapha Heddi. nd. Tokelau : Geography and Maps : Intute World GuideIntute Intute. ... [WorldCat]


Puka, Ihaia.. 2012. Songs of Tokelau [sound recording] : ko a lā whĠ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

  • Government of Tokelau...
  • Department of Economic Development, Natura...
  • Department of Health...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Tokelau Campus Library of the University o...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Tokelau Department of Health...
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pa...


    List of languages
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    Administrative Areas

    Anafu (Atoll)
    Fakaofo (Atoll)
    Nukunonu (Atoll)

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