Nauru, [ca 1885]
Reference Number: 1/1-003221-G
A group of Nauruan men and boys, armed with rifles, photographed ca 1885 by a staff photographer of the Auckland Star.
Auckland Star :Negatives, Reference Number PAColl-3752 (207 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Negatives
Historical Notes: The carrying of rifles dates this photograph to the period of the "ten-years war", a civil conflict which began around 1878 and ended with the incorporation of Nauru into the Imperial German Protectorate of the Marshall Islands on 1 October 1888. Most of the firearms on the island were handed over to German authorities during October 1888. Sources: "Nauru", by Nancy Viviani (1970); "Nauru, 1888-1900", by Wilhelm Fabricius (1992).
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures996. Pacific Islands(PFP-016229)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Marginal notes on negative - bottom left: 4498
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