First posted on November 20th 2004






Timeline : Nauru


1798
1830es
1870es
1888
1899
1906
1914

1919

1920
1940
1942-1945
1943
1946
1951
1968
1989

1993
1999
2001
2002
Discovered by British Captain John Fearn, who named it "Pleasant Island"
Whalers began to visit
Internecine war between 12 indigenous tribes
Germany established control; administrated as part of the Marshall Islands until 1914
Discovery of rich deposits of phosphate
Begin of phosphate mining
World War I; Nauru occupied by Australian forces, rest of Marshall Islands by the
Japanese
Nauru agreement of 1919, between Australia, New Zealnd and Britain regarding the
administration of Nauru nd the exploitation of her phosphate deposits. League of Nations granted Nauru to Australia, Britain and New Zealand as mandated territory
Several Australian and British vessels sunk by German submarine off Nauru
Japanese occupation
Half of the population deported to Truk to be used as forced labour
Surviving Nauruan deportees returned from Truk
Local government introduced
Nauru granted full independence
Nauru claimed compensatyion from Australia for decades of phosphate mining which had
damaged the Nauru ecosystem
Nauru and Australia agreed on a financial compensation
Nauru joined the U.N.
Nauru began to accept refugees denied entry into ustralia ("Pacific Solution")
Nauru severed ties with Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with the PRC




EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Nauru, from Lonely Planet
Article Nauru, from Wikipedia
Nauru - a Short History, by Jane Resture
A Short History of Nauru, from Electionworld