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Diary 1914 May 2 - Dec. 16 [microform]
Bib ID 2090643
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Donaldson, T. H
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description Canberra Pacific Manuscripts Bureau [19--] 
One microfilm reel 35 mm. 
Biography/History

Donaldson was one of about 40 British employees of the British-owned Pacific Phosphate Company on Nauru when World War I broke out. Nauru was then a German colony. On 6 September 1914, the Germans deported the British employees to Ocean Island, part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Protectorate. On 3 November 1914, an Australian force under Colonel W. Holmes arrived at Ocean Island in the company's ship Messina, reembarked the British employees and returned them to Nauru, which was placed under Australian military control.

Notes

Microfilm copy of original.

Subjects Donaldson, T. H. - Diaries.  |  Pacific Phosphate Company - Employees - Diaries.  |  World War, 1914-1918 - Nauru.  |  Phosphate industry - Nauru.  |  Banaba (Kiribati) - Description and travel.
Time Coverage 1914, 1914 
Other authors/contributors Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau

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