Chronological Bibliography of Banaba (Ocean Island)

ndElschner, Carl. Corallogene Phosphat-Inseln... BM DU/711/E49.
ndRichards, Muriel. Gilbertian Experiences. 2 l. typed. UH PAC/DU615.9/O3R5.
1852Cheyne, Andrew. A Description of Islands in the W. Pacific Ocean, North and South of the Equator, with Sailing Directions, together with their productions, manners and customs of the natives, and vocabularies of their various languages. (8vo), vii, 198pp, (Ocean Is. 2pp, no vocab.). J.D. Potter, London. BM DU/12/C53.
1859Brooks, N.C. The Cruise of the 'Gambia'. in: Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Aug 11, 18, 1859. BM DU/PacPam/1081.
1879 (?)Dilkes, Charles Wentworth, Sir, 2nd Bart. Referring to Pacific Phosphate Company's behavior in Ocean Island, the Gilbert Islands and Fiji. ms 43934, f 199, 1879 (?). (Listed in Mander-Jones - 1972).
1897-1912Arundel, John T. Correspondence 1897-1912. 1 microfilm reel 35 mm, PMB 493 (The correspondence is chiefly with Lord Stanmore (Stanmore, Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, 1st baron [1829-1912]) of the Pacific Islands Company Ltd, and later the Pacific Phosphate Company Ltd, of which Arundel was the vice-chairman.) (Microfilm copy of original held by Department of Pacific and Southeast Asian History, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.). Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Canberra. ANL.
1900-1951Ellis, Albert Fuller, Sir [1869-1951]. Papers and correspondence 1900-1951. 1 microfilm reel 35 mm, PMB 497 (The documents on the microfilm include: Ellis' diary for May 1900 when he went to Ocean Island to establish the phosphate industry there; clippings on the phospate industry from various nespapers and journals; and correspondence covering the period 1920-1951) (Microfilm copy of original held by Department of Pacific and Southeast Asian History, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra). Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Canberra. ANL.
1903North, A.J., & F. Danvers Power, A.E. Stephen. Notes on the Zoology of Paanopa or Ocean Island and Nauru or Pleasant Island, Gilbert Group. in: Records of the Australian Museum, v.V, no.1, 15pp.
1903-8Pacific Phospate Co. Ocean Island. v., ill., maps, 27-29 cm. Annual Issues for 1906- include Nauru Island. Houlder Brothers & Co., for Pacific Phosphate Co., London. UH HD9484.P5 K56.
1904Power, F. Danvers. Phosphate Deposits of Ocean and Pleasant Islands. in: Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Mining Engineers, Vol.1, No.1, May 1904.
1910anon. Australia Secret memorandum / Radio-Telegraphic Conference (1909: Melbourne, Vic.): Wireless telegraphy in the Pacific. [1] leaf, 34 cm. J. Kemp, Government Printer, Melbourne. ANL.
1910anon. Ocean Island (editorial). in: Blackwood's Magazine, London, Nov. 1910.
1911Mission Press. Te Boki ni buobuoki'a aine ni Kiribati n aia botaki n taromauri. 71 pp, 19 cm. (Monthly Bible meditations in Gilbertese for women). Mission Press, Ocean Island [ie Banaba]. ANL.
1911Western Pacific High Commission. Minute Paper Series (MP): Labor Recruiting for Ocean Island in the G & E I. includes 'memorandum re employment of Ellice Islanders on Ocean I.', probably by A.F. Ellis. MP603/1911, Western Pacific High Commission.
1912Osborne, E. Ocean Island and its Phosphate Industry. in: The Lone Hand, Sydney, Nov. 1912.
1913im Thurn, Everard, Sir. Thoughts, Talks and Tramps: Some less known islands in the Pacific. in: Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Inst., 237-50, 1913. BM DU/12/I31.
1914Donaldson, T.H. Diary: 1914 May 2 - Dec. 16. One microfilm reel 35 mm., PMB 967 (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). A.N.U., Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Canberra. ANL.
1918McMahon, T.J. The Phosphate of Lime Industries of Ocean Island and Nauru. in: The Scientific Australian, Melbourne, Dec. 1918.
1919Power, F. Danvers. Coral Island Phosphates in the Making. in: Lecture given at a meeting of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, London, 16 Oct 1919.
192-anon. Phosphate fields, Banaba, Kiribati. 30 photographs: gelatin silver, 9 x 13.8 cm. ANL.
1920Ellis, Albert Fuller, Sir. Nauru and Ocean Islands. Story of the Phosphate Discoveries and Workings. in: N.Z. Journal of Agriculture, Dec. 1920.
1920Great Britain. An agreement made the twenty-fifth day of June One thousand nine hundred and twenty between His Most Gracious Majesty King George V. of the first part ... and the Pacific Phosphate Company Limited ... 29 pp, 34 cm. (photocopy. 1995?, 30 cm) Cover title: His Most Gracious Majesty King George V. and others and the Pacific Phosphate Company, Limited: agreement: dated 25th June, 1920. (also: Pacific phosphate agreement) Includes texts of documents referred to in the agreement. Summary: Legal agreement among the governments of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand to take over the operations of the Pacific Phosphate Company in Nauru and Ocean Island and create the British Phosphate Commission. Burchells, London. UH DU715.5 .G74 1920a.
1921Pope, Harold B. Nauru and Ocean Island (Their phosphate deposits and workings). in: Journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria XIX, 1921, pt. 8. 16pp, ill, maps, charts; paper. A.J. Mullet, Govt Printer, Melbourne.
1922Pope, Harold B. Nauru and Ocean Island: their phosphate deposits and workings: progress under government ownership. 46 pp, ill, maps, 22 cm ("The greater part of the information ... appeared in the Journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria in August, 1921, and March, 1922."). Albert J. Mullet, Government Printer, Melbourne. ANL.
1923Owen, Launcelot. Notes on the Phosphate Deposit of Ocean I., with remarks on the phosphates of the Equatorial belt of the Pacific Ocean. in: Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, vol 79, 1-15. BM QE/Geol/Pam/1118.
1925Power, F. Danvers. Phosphate Deposits of the Pacific. in: Economic Geology, May 1925.
1929Green, Neill, Capt. Ocean Island - A Modern Treasure Island. in: Life, December 1929. reprinted in: Pacific Islands Yearbook, 1939 (3rd ed.), 1944 (5th ed.) 160-62, 171-174, 1950 (6th ed.) 216-17.
1935Ellis, Albert Fuller, Sir. Ocean Island and Nauru. Their Story. forward by S.M. Bruce. xvi, 318pp, 21cm, ill, ports, fold. maps, bibl 307-11. Angus & Robertson, Sydney. BM DU/711/E47, UH DU615.E4 1935.
1936-1951Ellis, Albert Fuller, Sir. Papers, 1936-1951. ms. The papers consist of 7 letters to his cousin Dorothy; two of his books "Adventuring in coral seas" and "Ocean Island and Nauru"; a photograph; newspaper cutting; and a pamphlett of reminiscences. Also includes pamphlet entitled "Phosphates: why, how and where?". ANL.
1938Eliot, Edward Carlyon. Ocean Island Affairs: Gilbert and Ellis Islands Protectorate (later Colony), 1913-20. in: Broken Atoms, 138-185. 22x28cm. Bles, London. ML A923.29/E, UH DU615.E55.
1939anon. Unsuspected Wealth in Barren Rocks; remarkable story of Pacific phosphate industry. in: PIM 1939, 9(10), 17-20. BM DU/1/P.
1946Ellis, Albert Fuller, Sir. Mid-Pacific Outposts. xx, 303pp, (8vo), 21cm, with intro. by Brigadier J.R. command of the Nauru and Ocean Island expedition. appendix 299-303, Instrument of Surrender, attachment (vi) to report by Brig. J.R.S. on surrender of Japanese on Ocean Island dated 2nd Oct. 1945. Brown & Stewart, Auckland. BM DU/711/E47, UH D767.9.E4.
1946anon. Tragedy of Ocean Island. in: PIM 1946, 16, p7.
1948Maude, Henry Evans. Memorandum (to the Secretary of the Western Pacific High Commission) on the future of the Banaban population of Ocean Island, with special relation to their lands and funds. (by HEM - Chief Lands Commissioner). 30pp, 20cm. G & E I Co (Clark and Matheson), Auckland. UH PAC/DU615.9/O3M3, ML 333.09992/G.
1949Freeston, M. A Romance of Two Pacific Islands: Banaban survivors of Japanese occupation find a better home. in: Crown Colonist 19, Apr 1949, 211-2. London.
195- (?)O'Laughlin, Carleen. The Banabans of Rabi Island and their economic affairs. 40 leaves, 26 cm, ts (carbon copy). UH DU600.9.R3 O5.
1950Ellis, Albert Fuller, Sir. Export Target Reached in Ocean I. and Nauru. British Phosphate Commission's achievement in rehabilitation of phosphate industry. in: PIM 1950, 20(12), Jul, 49-51, 63.
1951Day, A. Grove. Strongman of the Saginaw: Shipwreck off Ocean I. provides a saga of indomitable courage. in: American Heritage n.s., vol 2(3), 13-5, 1951. BM DU/PacPam/794.
1951Mason, Leonard. Micronesia: Marshalls, Gilberts, Ocean I. and Nauru. in: Freeman, Otis W. (ed): Geography of the Pacific, 270-97. NY. BM G/55/F85.
1952Moore, Rosa. Over the Reef: Landing on Ocean I. Rosa Moore tells us how it is done in a westerly gale. in: PIM 1952, 22(6), 64-5. BM DU/1/P.
1952anon. The Generosity of the Banabans of Rabi. in: PIM 1952, 22(9), 43-5. BM DU/1/P.
1953New Zealand Parliament. NZ Parliament. Report of the Delegation to Ocean I. and Nauru, July 1953. 18pp, 25cm. Govt Printer, Wellington.
1962Silverman, Martin G. The Resettled Banaban Community in Fiji. in: Current Anthropology, vol 3(4), 429-31. BM GN/1/C97.
1963Tyrer, Thomas Grace. Nauru and Ocean Islands Story (Phosphate Industry). 47pp, ill, ports, 24cm. New Zealand Dairy Exporter, Wellington.
1963-75Australian Joint Copying Project. Miscellaneous collections held by Hull University, 1963-1975. 2 microfilm reels: negative, 35 mm. G24,900 (DP 162/21): "Phoenix" and "Peterloo Poets series". Letters to Harry Chambers, the publisher of "Phoenix" from D.B. Moore, Peter Porter and Clive Sansom. G24,901 (DMH 36): Frank Hooley, M.P. papers. Banaban People, 1968-1970. File re exploitation of phosphates on Ocean Island and removal of people to Rabi Island, Fiji. (National Library of Australia holds microfilm master. Microfilm copy of originals held by Brynmer Jones Library, Hull University, Kingston upon Hull. Closed until 2005 (G24900) and 2000 (G24901). Australian Joint Copying Project, Canberra. ANL.
1965Lampert, Ronald John. An Archaeological Investigation of Te Aka Village, Ocean I. Preliminary Report. 27p, bibl, 26cm, romeo, "not for publication". Australian National University, Canberra.
1965Langdon, Robert. The True (and Wondrous) Story of how Britain got hold of Ocean Island. in: PIM 1965, 36, Aug, 81-8.
1966Langdon, Robert. The Ocean Islanders - a quite scandalous document. in: New Guinea 1(4), 42-52, 1966. (The story of Phosphate exploitation on Ocean I. and the publication of the document of 3 May 1900, stating the conditions upon which the British Phosphate Commission could operate) (see Inder, Stuart 1966, Part 2). BM GN/1/N53.
1967Maude, Henry Evans & Ronald John Lampert. The Stalactite Fish Hooks of Ocean Island. in: JPS 76(4), 415-25, Dec 1967. UH PAC/GN671/G5/M32.
1967Silverman, Martin G. The Cowboy and the Indian (and some other types from Rambi Island, Fiji). 12 leaves, 28 cm, ts (photocopy), bibl. UH DU600.9.R3 S6.
1967Silverman, Martin G. The Historiographic Implications of Social and Cultural Change. Some Banaban examples. in: Journal of Pacific History 2, 1967, 137-47. Canberra.
1968Foreign and Commenwealth Office. Ocean Islands Phosphates Discussions. 25pp. Foreign & Commenwealth Office.
1968Great Britain Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Ocean Island phosphates discussions, October 1968. iii, 27 pp, 25 cm. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (The Office), London. UH HD9585.P483 B365 1968.
1968Lampert, Ronald John. An Archaeological Investigation on Ocean I., Central Pacific. in: Archaeology and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 3(1), 1968, 1-18.
1968Silverman, Martin G. Modernization, Relocation, and the Colonial System: an essay in conjectural history. 18 leaves, 28 cm, ts (photocopy). UH DU600.9.R3 S62.
1969Krauss, Noel Louis Hilmer. Bibliography of Ocean Island. 7p, 23cm. N.L.H. Krauss, Honolulu. UH PAC/Z4671/K732.
1970Silverman, Martin G. Banaban Adoption (on Rambi I.). in: Carroll, V. (ed): Adoption in E. Oceania, 209-35.
1971Silverman, Martin G. Disconcerting Issue: meaning and struggle in a resettled Pacific community (relocation of Banabans to Rambi, Fiji). xviii, 362pp, ill, bibl, 23.5cm, Forward by D.M. Schneider (Symbolic Anthropology Series). U. Chicago Press, Chicago. UH DU600.S53.
1971Williams, Maslyn. Three Islands. Photographs by Douglas McNaughton. 81pp, illus. (part col.), maps on lining papers, 32 cm. "Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the British Phosphate Commissioners 1920 to 1970." (Ocean Island, Nauru, Christmans Island). British Phosphate Commissioners, Melbourne; Adelaide. UH HD9484.P5 G547.
1974Binder, Pearl. The Pacific Islands of the Banabans. in: Geographical Magazine 46(9), 1974, 492-9.
1976Dean, Beth. Three Dances of Oceania. 96pp (Banaba dance 76-88). Sydney Opera House Trust, Sydney.
1977Barraclough, Jenny (producer). Go tell it to the judge. motion picture, 2 film reels (62 min.): sd., col. with b&w sequences, 16mm. photographer, Alec Curtis; script, narrator, James Cameron [1911-1985]; editor, Jonathan Gili. The three thousand Banabans of Ocean Island claimed they had been exploited all along the line when their island turned out to be full of phosphate. They took the British Government to the High Court in demand for fair treatment. This film traces the story from 1900, when the deposits were first found, to the present day. British Broadcasting Commission, Great Britain. ANL.
1977Binder, Pearl. Treasure Islands: The trials of the Ocean Islanders. 192pp. Blond & Briggs, London.
1977Posnett, R.N. Ocean Island and the Banabans: A Report to the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. 63pp, 30 cm. UH DU615.9 .O3 P67 1977.
1977Silverman, Martin G. Making Sense: A Study of a Banaban Meeting. in: Lieber, Michael D: (ed.) Exiles and Migrants in Oceania, ASAO Monograph #5, Chapter 6, 121-161. UH Press, Honolulu.
1981Kituai, August Ibrum Kumaniari. An Example of Pacific Micro-nationalism: the Banaban case. vi, 103 leaves, maps, bibl 96-103. M.A. thesis, Flinders University of South Australia, 1981. (photocopy Flinders University of South Australia Library, 1988. 30cm). UH DU615.9.O3 K58 1981a.
1985Williams, Maslyn & Barrie K. MacDonald. The phosphateers: a history of the British Phosphate Commissioners and the Christmas Island Phosphate Commission. xviii, 586 pp, 40 pp of plates, ill. (some col.), facsims, ports, 25 cm. Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic. ANUL.
1986 Dupon, Jean François. Une combat inégal: l'environnement des  îles à  phosphate du Pacific face  à  l'industrie extractive. 8pp, col. ill, maps, 30 cm, bibl. Environnement--études de cas; Pacifique Sud étude 4. Programme régional océanien de l'environnement, Commission du Pacifique Sud, Nouméa Cedex, Nouvelle-Calédonie. UH HC79.E5 E5774 no.4.
1990Shlomowitz, Ralph & Doug Munro. The Ocean Island (Banaba) and Nauru labour trade, 1900-1940. 43 pp, 30 cm, Working papers in economic history no. 41. Flinders University of South Australia, Discipline of Economic History, Bedford Park, S. Aust. ANUL.
1991Max Quanchi. Pacific People and Change. 110 pp, 19 halftones, 6 tables, 26 line diagrams, 8 1/4 X 9 3/4 (pbk) (An introduction to the history of the Pacific region for students aged 11-16. The text uses an inquiry approach to allow the student to interpret the events that have occurred in the Pacific from a historical perspective. Contents/Contributors: Acknowledgements / Introduction / Clues To The Past: The Lapita Pottery Makers / Young Men, Yams and Art: Abelam History and Tradition / Living in A Volcano: A Violent History / The Highlands of Papua New Guinea: First Contact / People On The Move: Relocation and Resettlement / The War in The Pacific: 'We Have Got Nothing' / Retracing The Past: The Voyage of The Hokule'a / Land Rights: The Struggle For Banaba / Glossary / Index). The Pacific in the 20th Century. Cambridge University Press.
1992Munro, Doug & Ralph Shlomowitz. The Ocean Island and Nauru labour trade 1900-1940. in: Journal de la Société des Océanistes, vol.94, no.1, 1992: 103-119.
1993-King, Stacey M. (editor). Banaba/Ocean Island News. bimonthly, ill, 28 cm. Previous title: Banaba/Ocean Island Newsletter publication under current title began with Issue no. 8 (Mar./Apr. 1994). Banaba/Ocean Island News, P.O. Box 536, Mudgeeraba, Qld. 4213 Australia. UH DU615.9.O3 B3.
1994Maude, Honor C. & Henry Evans. The Book of Banaba: from the Maude and Grimble papers, and published works. xv, 124 pp, ill., 26 cm, bibl 121-124. Some text in Gilbertese with English translation. Institute of Pacific Studies of the University of the South Pacific, Suva. UH DU615.B36 1994.

Feb. 10, 2008 –

Christine Liava'a, Pacific Islands Interests Group, NZ Society of Genealogists
has sent the following:
Archives NZ holds 155 records of the British Phosphate Commission and their dealings with Banaba/Ocean Island, in the Auckland Office, and records connected with WW2 in the Wellington office, and other records as well.

References to these can be found by searching Archway under Banaba, Ocean Island, Gilbert Islands, and Ellice Islands. These files may be difficult to include in a bibliography, but there are interesting photographs and films of Ocean Island in particular in the Phosphate Company papers, including pictures of the Banaban chiefs who visited Sydney...