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The World Factbook: Background: :: The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved indepen...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Coordinates: 0°32′S 166°56′E / 0.533°S 166.933°E / -0.533; 166.933 (Nauru) Nauru (English i/nɑːˈuːruː/ nah-OO-roo), officially the Republic of Nauru and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (186 mi) to the east. Nauru is 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi) in area, with 9,378 residents. Settled by Micronesian and Polynesian people, Nauru...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA
Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race , Settlerhood

Amy K. MCLENNAN
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Keywords: Anthropological Field Records, Biomedicine, Social-ecological System, Political Ecology, Narratives, Mining, Interdisciplinarity, Globalization, Health, Food and Nutrition

Joeli VEITAYAKI
Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability


Pictures


Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 2002 "Gawd! I've left a tap running!"-Alexander Downer at fo... [NLA]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 2001 "And while you're at it, tell that Pacific Island bunch... [NLA]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 2001 Great moments in policy development # 116 - Yeah - anot... [NLA]

Pryor, Geoff, 1944- 2001 Meanwhile, on the island of Nauru - Helen Clark [?] pri... [NLA]

Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007 1976 [Aerial view of] Melbourne looking North, Naur... [NLA]


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Maps


United States. Central Intelligence Agency [Washington, D.C. : Central Intellige... [NLA]

Australia. Division of National Mapping Canberra, A.C.T. : the Division, 1961 Te... [NLA]

Australia. National Mapping Office Canberra, A.C.T. : the Office, 1954 Map of Na... [NLA]

Australia. Department of the Interior. Property and Survey Branch [Canberra : th... [NLA]

Hutchison, J. D [Melbourne : the Branch], 1928 Map of Nauru or Pleasant Island [... [NLA]


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Books

Mark Isaacs. 2014. The undesirables : inside NauruMelbourne Hardie Grant , 2014.... [WorldCat]
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,. 2013. UNHCR monitoring visit to the Re... [WorldCat]
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.. 2013. Global Forum on Transparency and Exch... [WorldCat]

Archives

Video/Visual

nd. nd. THE SOLOMON ISLANDS, 1945-09. JAPANESE TROOPS FROM NAURU ISLAND STANDING OUTSIDE A BUILDING ... [WorldCat]

Audio

Ebaua Jose; Leslie James, musician.; Sid Romanze; Clement Bano; Rosa-Vena.. nd. Introductory discMel ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Government of the Republic of Nauru...
  • European Commission Development and Cooper...
  • Delegation of the European Union for the P...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Nauru Campus Library of the University of ...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • British Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Commonwealth Health Online...
  • Department of Health & Medical Services - ...
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue

    Administrative Areas

    Aiwo (District)
    Anabar (District)
    Anetan (District)
    Anibare (District)
    Baiti (District)
    Boe (District)
    Buada (District)
    Denigomodu (District)
    Ewa (District)
    Ijuw (District)
    Meneng (District)
    Nibok (District)
    Uaboe (District)
    Yaren (District)

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