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Ocean Island and Nauru : their story

Author: Albert F Ellis
Publisher: Sydney [N.S.W.] : Angus and Robertson, 1935.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert F Ellis
OCLC Number: 3444055
Notes: New Zealand author.
Reprinted in 1936 with 319 p. and [32] leaves of plates.
Description: xvi, 318 pages, 34 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / S. M. Bruce --
Part one: Early history and description of the islands; the discovery of phosphate (1. Aboard the brigantine Lady M ; 2. Early history of Ocean Island ; 3. Some features of Ocean Island ; 4. Nauru in the early days ; 5. Some features of Nauru ; 6. A good 'find' ; 7. 'Striking oil' ; 8. The Banabans ; 9. 'The trivial round, the common task' ; 10. First prospecting trip on Nauru ) Part two: Development of islands under private enterprise (11. Pioneering on Ocean Island, 1900-1 ; 12. The turn of the tide, 1902-5 ; 13. Nauru to the rescue, 1906-7 ; 14. 'Full speed ahead,' 1908-13 ; 15. 'Men may come and men may go' ; 16. The Great War, 1914-18) Part three: Progress of industry under Government ownership (17. A change in control, 1920 ; 18. Progress under the Phosphate Commission, 1920-35 ; 19. 'There go the ships!' ; 20. The Nauru cantilever ; 21. A round of inspection on Ocean Island ; 22. A round of inspection at Nauru ; 23. Everyday life at Nauru and Ocean Island ; 24. Labour recruiting: past and present ; 25. The phosphate deposits ; 26. What's the use of phosphate anyway? ; 27. 'Konamauri ma tiakabo') Appendices (A: Analysis of Nauru and Ocean Island phosphate ; B: Table showing development of world phosphate production ; C: Table showing world production of phosphate and estimated consumption for the year 1933 ; D: The Nauru Agreement)
Responsibility: by Albert F. Ellis ; with foreword by S.M. Bruce.

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