YUKI KIHARA AND KATERINA TEAIWA
From 1900 to 1980 a phosphate company, British Phosphate Commissioners, owned by Australia, New Zealand and Britain mined the island of Banaba in what is now the Republic of Kiribati. The phosphate was manufactured into superphosphate fertiliser and applied to farms across Australia. As a result, the island was rendered uninhabitable and the Banabans were relocated to the island of Rabi in Fiji. Yuki Kihara (Samoa/NZ) and Dr Katerina Teaiwa (Banaba/FJ/AUS) bring together rare historical archives and new work that sheds light on this little known Australian history and its ongoing impact on Pacific communities.
SUPPORTED BY THE SCHOOL OF CULTURE, HISTORY AND LANGUAGE, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.
NATIVE DANCE OCEAN ISLAND CIRCA 1900. PHOTO FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE BRITISH PHOSPHATE COMMISSIONERS, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA.
17 NOV – 17 DEC 2017
17 NOV – 17 DEC 10AM – 6PM