There is nowhere like Nauru July 22nd 2008 There is nowhere like Nauru. It is a fascinating place but its recent history has been rather tumultuous.
A very brief history - Nauru was inhabited by Micronesian and Polynesian people around 3000 years ago. Nauru was annexed by Germany in 1888 and phosphate was discovered in 1900. After WW1, Australia, New Zealand the UK became trustees of the island. Japanese forces occupied Nauru during ... read more
Oceania » Nauru » Yaren Nauru's phosphate 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 sm... ... read more