Deathscapes

Parallax 4 - Pleasant Island

Deathscapes

‘Pleasant Island (The Pacific Solution)’, 2017. Artist: Sara Oscar.


‘By chance they discovered the heart of my home

And gave it the name phosphate

If they were to ship all phosphate from my home

There will be no place for me to go

Should this be the plan of the British Commission

I shall never see my home on the hill’

– Nauruan song, 1910


In 1993 Nauru settled a landmark international legal case in which Australia agreed to pay reparations for mismanagement of the island’s natural resources.


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