Pre- Contact Period
There were three periods of early voyaging:
a. Ist Period: 50,000 – 60, 000 years ago.
Movements of people from South China and the first Aboriginal people moved to Continent Australia and New Guinea.
b. 2nd Period: 30,000 – 40,000 years ago.
People continued to move into South East Asia, Australia and mainland New Guinea islands and nearly Solomon Island.
c. 3rd Period: 3500 – 3000 years
People moved quickly through voyaging from Melanesia out into the South Pacific, and into the North Pacific from Philippines/Taiwan into the atolls of Micronesia.