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Two Worlds of Tonga

Related Links

Kingdom of Tonga
The government maintains this official website, which includes news about Tonga and Tongans abroad and updates on the rebuilding of the capital, Nuku‘afola.

Matangi Tonga
Find articles and photos about the politics and culture of Tonga here, including extensive coverage of the Tongan national obsession—rugby!

Times of Tonga
This online version of a print newspaper offers a broad view of what is happening in the international Tongan community.


Campbell, I. C. Island Kingdom: Tonga Ancient and Modern. Canterbury University Press, 2001.

McCoy, Mary M., and Siotame Drew Havea. Making Sense of Tonga. Training Group of the Pacific, 2005.

Wood-Ellem, Elizabeth. Queen Salote of Tonga. Auckland University Press, 1999.

NGS Resources

Gwin, Peter. "Dark Passage." National Geographic (October 2007), 126-49.

Parfit, Michael. "Hotspots: Islands of the Pacific." National Geographic (March 2003), 106-25.

Reid, T. R. "Malaysia: Rising Star." National Geographic (August 1997), 100-21.

Vaughan, Roger. "The Two Worlds of Fiji." National Geographic (October 1995), 114-37.

Rockefeller, Mary, and Laurance S. Rockefeller. "Problems in Paradise." National Geographic (December 1974), 782-93.

Grosvener, Melville Bell. "South Seas' Tonga Hails a King." National Geographic (March 1968), 322-43.

Marden, Luis. "The Friendly Isles of Tonga." National Geographic (March 1968), 345-67.