Blasted island--Nauru's backstory

Janaczewska, Noëlle (2014) Blasted island--Nauru's backstory. Sydney, NSW, Australia, Sydney Opera House.

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Author Janaczewska, Noëlle
Title Blasted island--Nauru's backstory
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Sydney Opera House
Publication date 2014-08-31
Series FODI 2014: Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Total pages 1 Performance essay
Language eng
Subject Live Performance of Creative Work - Other
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Noëlle Janaczewska presents a performance essay that explores the unknown story of Nauru.

Australia’s involvement goes back a hundred years. During that time, Nauru has gone from tropical paradise via improbable wealth to ecological disaster. The mining of phosphate made miners rich but turned the interior of the island into a barren moonscape. In a terrible indictment of its own stewardship, in 1961 Australia declared Nauru uninhabitable and proposed resettling its entire population. After the phosphate ran out, so did the money, and now climate change threatens the island with rising sea levels. Nauru’s story may be an environmental parable, but it is also the story of Australia as an exploiter, not a protector.
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