Niue History

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Historical background

  • 1846 Christian missionaries arrive.
  • 1853 Niue is annexed by France.
  • 1900 Niue becomes a British protectorate.
  • 1901 The island is annexed to New Zealand.
  • 1958 Niue becomes an Overseas Territory of France.
  • 1974 Niue becomes a self-governing Territory Overseas of New Zealand.