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Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba

Teaiwa, Katerina


Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina Martina Teaiwa tells the story of this human and ecological calamity by weaving together memories, records, and images from displaced islanders,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book


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