Call No. [Page No.]: [p. 52]
Publisher: 1919-1920 ?
Document Type: Album
Category: Pacific Collection
Date: Circa 1920
Volume info: 86 mounted photographic prints
Location: Pacific Rare
This album is an important document of early 20th century Nauru: its people, both islander and colonial expatriates, and the phosphate mining operations that began in 1906. Exploitation of the guano deposits on Nauru was a collaborative venture between a British phosphate company and the German government who imported laborers from the Caroline Islands and China. The influx of people brought diseases that ravaged the Nauruans. Islanders fought for many years to receive royalties and compensation for the phosphate mined on their island.
Treasure record edited by Hamilton Library at 2010-08-13 15:48:35