The Andaman & Nicobar Islands History !

Map of travel points

The events and timeline of the Islands

The important dates and events are sequenced in a timeline which dates back from the occupation and colonisation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands till the recent times.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands was home to aboriginal tribes before the British arrived and occupied it.


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Japanese Surrender

Japanese Surrender

History of British Penal Settlement

In December 1788 and 1789 Surveyor Lt. Archibald Blair surveyed the Islands.
After two years (1792) the settlement at Chatham Island was shifted to North Andaman and named as Port Cornwallis (Near Current Day Aerial Bay in North Andaman). Soon the North Andaman settlement at Port Cornwallis was abandoned in 1796 due to health issues of the settlement population. In March 1858, Penal settlement was again established near Port Chatham with a first batch of 200 convicts from the


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