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Marshall Islands Australia
First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on October 29th 2010

Phosphate-rich island in the South Pacific. Annexed by Germany in 1888, and administrated as an annex to the Marshall Islands which Germany purchased from Spain in 1884. The exploration of the island's phosphate deposits began in 1906.
Early in World War I, the Marshall Islands were occupied by Japan while Nauru came under the occupation of Australia In 1920 Australia was awarded trusteeship, with Britain and New Zealand as co-trustees.
From 1942 to 1945 under Japanese occupation. From 1945 onward again under joint trusteeship of Australia, Britain and New Zealand. 1966 self-government, 1968 independence.

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Country Profiles Modern from BBC Country Profiles; from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, Countries : New Zealand
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Category : New Caledonia, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Nauru, from Wikipedia
Organizations Pacific History Association
Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Institutions Association (PIMA)
New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Pacific Islands Interest Group
Pacific Islands Study Circle (Philately)
Historical Dictionaries Archaeopedia New Zealand
Timelines from BBC Country Profiles
Accounts of History General, Modern Article : History of Nauru, from Wikipedia
General, Historical M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
Specific Periods
Politics Political Resources on the Web : Nauru; Governments on the WWW : Nauru; Article Politics of Nauru, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances Article Economy of Nauru, from Wikipedia
TED case studies : Nauru
Social History Article : Nauru, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of Nauru (3), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Nauru
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Nauru, from Kirken i Norge
Institutions Nauru, from Airline History
Structurae : Nauru
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Nauru, by Ben Cahoon
Lists of Ambassadors Political Graveyard, Nauru, has incomplete lists of U.S. ambassadors
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Nauru, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Lists of Bishops Article : Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru, from Wikipedia
Documents Historical Newspapers Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Search Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 8 entries on Nauru
Modern Newspapers
Yearbooks International; Nauru entries UN Yearbook Collection, 1946-2007
Conditions of Trust Territories in the Pacific, UN Yearbook 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, Conditions in Individual Trust Territories : Nauru, UN Yearbook 1956, Conditions in Trust Territories : Nauru, UN Yearbook 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 1961, 1962
The International Trusteeship System, Conditions in Individual Trust Territories : Nauru, UN Yearbook 1963, 1964 1965 1966, 1967
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates of the World
Images of Nauru, from Pacific Picture Agency
Airline Timetable Images : Nauru
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK), Archives New Zealand for Nauru
Mundus. Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom
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Historical Maps Oceania Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas; scroll down for Nauru
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Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, from National Anthems; from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Tonga, from World Currency Museum; from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Rare Nauru Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Stamps Nauru 1916-1924, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

Bibliographies RHS Bibliography
Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
Biblioteca Digital Hispanica; Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
on Nauru Nauru, Digital Micronesia
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1971-1993, GB
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : Pacific Islands Historiography, by K.R. Howe, pp.685-687, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On Oceania Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.281-283 Article Pacific Islands : Nauru. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On Nauru
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]

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