Nauru

Australia, 1962

Film
Nauru thumbnail image.

Presents life on Nauru, showing the people fishing, taming birds to attract wild ones, playing a ball game and wrestling. Phosphate, the only economic resource is shown being mined, crushed, dried and exported. As it runs out in thirty years, the Australian government which administers the island is planning for the future of the islanders - as well as exercising justice, educating children, and providing Australian scholarship. Includes the co-operative store, and the Local Government Council which Nauruans run.

Credits

producer

Frank Bagnall

production company

Australia. Dept. of Territories

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:21:00:00

Colour

Black and White

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32285

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Phosphate mines and mining

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Islands of the Pacific

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Island ecology

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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