Tramways, Coconuts and Phosphate
A History of the Tramways of Ocean Island and Nauru
By David Jehan
Published by the LRRSA
The islands of Nauru and Ocean Island are found just south of the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 265 km apart and about 3000 km north-east from Brisbane. For most of the twentieth-century the major activity on both islands was the mining of phosphate deposits, for the manufacture of superphosphate. This book explores the discovery of the phosphate, the establishment of the industry, the way it was managed and the living and working conditions of the many people who worked there.
Soft cover, 144 pages, A4 size, 195 photographs, 16 maps, plans and diagrams, references
Pre-Publication Price available until July 31. After that date the price will revert to the regular price of $33.00 ($24.75 for LRRSA Members)