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The early settlers were believed to be castaways from the Alasa'a community.They said, the people were forced out from the community because of bad behaviour and disrespect for custom and traditional way of living.Britain was provided with a "plausible excuse for protecting the Solomons" and so protecting their labour reserves.By declaring a protectorate, the British were able to justify keeping out other colonial powers.The most popular and well known of this islands is Laulasi which has had a thriving tourism industry dating back to the early 1970s; although tourism is largely underdeveloped.The Langa Langa Lagoon provides opportunities for snorkeling, and the villagers provide shell making demonstrations.
When the whale-boat went ashore after recruits, he paraded around the deck without even a revolver on him. However, it could not be proved, and we sailed with the majority of this same crew.Certain cultural features or Tambu House (Place of the first settlements) are still preserved which attest to the settlement patterns that were made.From the 1870s to 1903 Malaitan men (and some women) comprised the largest number of Solomon Islander participants in the indentured labour trade to Queensland, Australia and to Fiji.In 1893 then Gibson of HMS Curacoa (1854) sailed around the islands to declare a protectorate with the only opposition by the Laulasi villagers who refused the British flag.When Gibson asked why the flag was refused, the villages were afraid that their acceptance of it would signify to the bush people that by aligning themselves with Britain the lagoon dwellers were preparing for war and this would lead the bush people discontinuing trade with the lagoon people, who had no gardens and were dependent on food.
The "lagoon people" or "salt water people" live on small artificial islands built up on sand bars over time where they were forced to flee from the headhunters of mainland Malaita.