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.
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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 films - Australia
Educational & Instructional
Educational & Instructional → Educational films
Short films → Short films - Australia
Black and White
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)