The aboriginal government was an aristocratic federation of chiefs, chosen from certain families, controlling the royal succession.The first mission work in these islands was done by John Williams of the London ( Protestant ) Missionary Society, 1830.There are 17 churches with resident pastors, 100 chapel stations under married catechists, schools under Sisters of the Third Order of Mary.
The Corby Pole Fair is an event that has taken place every 20 years since 1862 in celebration of the charter.
According to a newspaper report dated 14 June 1862 which focuses on the extravagances of the fair, the fugitive slave John Anderson was described as being educated in the Corby British School, giving the town an unusual link to slavery in the United States. The local area has been worked for iron ore since Roman times.
The Borough of Corby borders onto the Borough of Kettering, the District of East Northamptonshire, the District of Harborough and the unitary authority county of Rutland.
The town was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland" due to the large number of Scottish migrant workers who came to Corby for its steelworks.
Recently, Corby has undergone a large regeneration process with the opening of Corby railway station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube building opening in 2010.