• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


GOVERNMENT. The island was discovered by Capt. Fearn in 1798, annexed by Germany in Oct. 1888, and surrendered to the Australian forces in 1914. It was administered under a mandate, effective from 17 Dec. 1920, conferred on the British Empire and approved by the League of Nations until 1 Nov. 1947, when the United Nations General Assembly approved a trusteeship agreement with the governments of Australia, New Zealand and UK as joint administering authority.

Books of Reference

  1. Report to the General Assembly of the United Nations on the Administration of the Territory of Nauru. 1949 to dateGoogle Scholar
  2. Text of Trusteeship Agreement. (Cmd. 7290; Treaty Series No. 89, 1947)Google Scholar
  3. Territory of Nauru—Annual Report. Dept. of Territories. Canberra, 1920–40 and from 1947–48Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1970

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