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Ocean Island

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when, and for how long, Ocean Island was the administrative headquarters of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony.

Ocean Island became the administrative headquarters of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Protectorate in 1908; it remained the headquarters of the successor Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony until 1942, when Ocean Island was occupied by the Japanese.