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Destruction Phosphate Mining | Banaban Voice

Destruction Phosphate Mining | Banaban Voice

Mining 'topside' Buakonikai Village, Banaba 1968 This is the devastation left by Phosphate mining on Banaba, and shows the stark pinnacles left after mining is finished. At Buakonikai the depth of mining went down to 80 feet. Today from an original island consisting of 1,500 acres, only 150 acres around the shoreline remains unmined

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Phosphate mining and the relocation of the Banabans to

Phosphate mining and the relocation of the Banabans to

Since 1900 the islanders’ home had been gradually degraded by extensive phosphate mining1. With deep, high-quality deposits still remaining in Banaba, and with postconflict peace returning to the region, the British Phosphate Commissioners (bpc) were keen to recommence their mining activities in Banaba. As a result, the Banabans were prevented from returning to their island home

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Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru — Wikipedia

Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru — Wikipedia

Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A ship being loaded with phosphate in Aiwo District. The economy of Nauru has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation's surface having been strip-mined

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Phosphate mining and the relocation of the Banabans

Phosphate mining and the relocation of the Banabans

extensive phosphate mining1. with deep, high-quality deposits still remaining in Banaba, and with postconlict peace returning to the region, the British Phosphate Commissioners (bpc) were keen to recommence their mining activi-ties in Banaba. As a result, the Banabans were prevented from returning to their island home

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19. Banaba

19. Banaba

Some phosphate resource remains on Banaba as the mining methods used by the British Phosphate Commission were not especially efficient. However it is unclear whether it is economically viable to resume phosphate mining, even if the difficult governance issues could be resolved. LAND OWNERSHIP AND USE In Banaba, the females were landowners and

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The Banabans of Rabi | New Zealand Geographic

The Banabans of Rabi | New Zealand Geographic

Decades of phosphate mining on Banaba/Ocean Island left it unfit for growing and gathering food, so the islanders who lived there were resettled on Rabi in the Fiji group after WWII. Most remain on Rabi living a subsistence existence but some still dream of far-off Banaba, now part of Kiribati. A New Zealander invited to visit the Banabans of Rabi […]

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Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate

Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate

Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji

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About | Banaban Voice

About | Banaban Voice

Four generations of Stacey King’s family were involved with the early phosphate mining industry on Banaba during a thirty-year period. During this time, her great grandfather, John Williams became an avid photographer using dry glass plate processing. His photographs chronicled not only the early mining history but also offered a valuable

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Our Heart Is on Banaba: Stories From “The Forgotten People

Our Heart Is on Banaba: Stories From “The Forgotten People

Oct 14, 2015 Even if the community were to return to Banaba, most of the island was left virtually uninhabitable by the almost eight decades of phosphate extraction. The mining ended in 1979, when most of the phosphate deposits were depleted. “It’s a very small island, and now most of the island has been mined, it’s like going to the moon,” Otiong says

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Banaba Island | Kiribati for Travellers

Banaba Island | Kiribati for Travellers

Banaba is the only raise limestone phosphate island in Kiribati. It rises 81 meters at its highest point above sea level and has land area of 6.9 sq.km. It is surrounded by a fringing reef and has no lagoon. After the mining, the land was cut down by 20 to 30 meters. Banaba has a total population of 268. (Population Censes, 2015)

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Phosphate mining on French Polynesia's Makatea step closer

Phosphate mining on French Polynesia's Makatea step closer

Nov 14, 2019 Last week, the government drew up a new mining code and this week the assembly's mining commission is to discuss it as a government priority.. Amid resistance by environmental groups, an Australian-owned company, Avenir Makatea, has been lobbying for years to extract 6.5 million tonnes of phosphate over 27 years from the raised atoll

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Banabans First Arrival on Rabi

Banabans First Arrival on Rabi

This period was followed by the court case in London during the 1970’s, where the Banabans sued the British government and the British Phosphate Commission for compensation in relation to phosphate mining back on Banaba. THE STRUGGLE TO STOP MINING ON BANABA. While the Banabans elders fought in the British High Courts, approximately 100 young

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Legacy of a Miner's Daughter: Banaba after Phosphate

Legacy of a Miner's Daughter: Banaba after Phosphate

Legacy of a Miner's Daughter and Assessment of the Social Changes of the Banabans after Phosphate Mining on BanabaBy Stacey King and Roabeia Ken Sigrah(Conference Paper) The global impact of phosphate discovery on Banaba society was assessed. The study analyzed the ongoing and continued societal changes of the islands indigenous inhabitants, known as Banabans during and after phosphate mining

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Banaba | island, Kiribati | Britannica

Banaba | island, Kiribati | Britannica

Banaba, also called Ocean Island, coral and phosphate formation, part of Kiribati, in the west-central Pacific Ocean.It is located 250 miles (400 km) west of the nearest Gilbert Islands and has a circumference of about 6 miles (10 km). Banaba is the location of the highest point in Kiribati, reaching 285 feet (87 metres) above sea level.Sighted in 1804 by the British ship Ocean, the island was

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Wikizero - Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru

Wikizero - Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru

Phosphate mining in Banaba and Nauru From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. A ship being loaded with phosphate in Aiwo District. The economy of Nauru and Ocean Island has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental

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