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|B.C.||Inhabited by Lapita people from Asia.|
|1643||Visited by the Dutch.|
|1774||Visited by Captain Cook of England.|
|1792||William Bligh explored the Islands.|
|1800||Traders visited to get sandalwood.|
|1854||Chief Ratu Cakobau, A Fijian, became a Christian through the efforts of Methodist missionaries. He united rival tribes and ended cannibalism.|
|1871||Ratu Cakobau became King of Fiji.|
|1874||Fiji became a colony of the British.|
|1879||Large numbers of immigrants from India were brought in to work in the sugar plantations. As a consequence slightly more than half of the population of Fiji today is Indian.|
|1943||Fiji was occupied by Allied forces. Fijiians served in the army. Indian immigrants did not serve in the army.|
|1954||LDS missionaries began serving in Fiji.|
|1970||Fiji became independent.|
|1971||The Fijiian mission of the LDS Church was created.|
|1975||The LDS Church opened a technical college.|
|1983||The first LDS stake is created.|
|1987||Political rivalry of Fijiians and Indians brought on a coup and military rule by Fijiians.|
|1998||A new constitution provides for a multiracial cabinet.|
|1999||There were about 12,000 LDS Church members.|
An LDS temple was dedicated in Fiji and there are 4 stakes established.
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