The album contains material relating to people, places, village life, land transport, phosphate mining and industry on Nauru. While there are no captions accompanying the images or information that may provide provenance or further documentation, the content depicted has been attributed Nauru around the early part of the 20th Century. One of the photographs in the album, has a plaque relating to Nauru and depicts a date of 1913. In addition Dr Ron Vanderwal, (former Senior Curator, Anthropology (Oceania) provided confirmation of this attribution.

Nauru is located in the Pacific Ocean north of the Solomon Islands. With a mostly Micronesian population of around 10,000 people, Nauru is one of the smallest nations on earth at just 21 kilometres square.

Physical Description

Large red linen bound album with reinforced dark red leather spine and corners. Containing 24 grey double cardsheets of window mounted photographs, two to a page. The album contains 96 black and white photographs and one loose b/w photograph.

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