deposits began to be mined early in the 20th century by a German-British
consortium; the island was occupied by Australian forces in World War I.
Nauru achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999. Nauru is
the world's smallest independent republic.
resources listed are from commercial travel sites. Such inclusion
is because of informative content and does not constitute an endorsement
of any particular travel agency.
Culture of Nauru - History and ethnic relations,
Urbanism ... __ Information about Naru, Naruan people, history,
culture, language and much more. - illustrated - From Advameg Inc. -
Nauru Picture Gallery __ "The images on this Web site are both historical and
rare and show the people of Nauru as they existed before 1921. This was a time
when their culture, customs and lifestyle had not been excessively disrupted by
the phosphate mining and the brutal Japanese occupation during World War 2. -
illustrated - From janeresture.com -
History __ "The original settlers are thought to have been castaways who
drifted to Nauru from another Pacific island. The first recorded discovery of
Nauru by a Westerner was made by Captain John Fearn of the whaling ship Hunter
in November 1798." Essay about Nauru history. - From
Nauruan Tribal War __ "The Nauruan Tribal War was a conflict among the
twelve indigenous tribes of Nauru between 1878 and 1888. By the end of the war
about 500 people had died, around a third of the population." Encyclopedic
article with links to related materials. - from wikipedia -