Listening to Nauru - colonialism and climate change

Sunday, 25 November 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Over a century of phosphate mining has eaten out the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru. While the mining continues, today Nauru is better known as the site for Australia's offshore detention camp incarcerating people seeking asylum.

Amongst all the media coverage of Nauru, what is too often missing is the voices of Nauruans. Today on Earth Matters we're listening to Nauru, to its people and environment.

Anja Kanngieser is a political geographer and sound artist, based at the University of Wollongong, NSW.
Anja’s current project Climates of Listening, is researching environmental justice and self-determination in the Pacific, focusing on community-lead responses to climate change.

Anja recently returned from Nauru and joined me in the studio to discuss the project and share some of what they heard.


Earth Matters #1167 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.

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Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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