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Dame Dr. Jane Resture

The B.P.C. installation on the west coast of Nauru Island

Raising phosphate at Nauru Island. A large piece of rock phosphate comes up in the clamshell bucket of the excavator.

The gigantic No. 2 Cantilever Loading Unit at Nauru Island, photographed from seaward, with its two arms swung inshore. With this ingenious loading device, it takes only five hours to load 12,000 tons of phosphate into the holds of a vessel moored 200 feet away from the seaward edge of the coral reef which encircles the island.

The loading bridge at the island railhead of the B.P.C. railway system on Nauru, with phosphate being tipped from a motor truck into the hopper in which it is screened and undergoes preliminary crushing and is then discharged into the rail freight car below.

A locomotive and a rake of loaded trucks arriving at the cliff face railhead at the delivery end of the one mile of rail track.

"Smoko" for some members of the B.P.C. indentured labour force, working on the loading bridge at Nauru.



Articulated transporter buses carry members of the B.P.C. indentured labour force on Nauru and Ocean Islands to their work in the phosphate fields.


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My Wish
by Jane Resture
The frigate bird
The flying fish
It is time for us
To make a wish
And I wish for the sunrise
To be beautiful each time
With days that are perfect
And nights so sublime
And I wish for the sunset
To be like a long red sail
Each and every day
And you and I will always stay
Whatever we wish
Will surely come true
And I wish for happiness
For me and you
And I wish for the world
To live in peace
To live and love as one
To a simple beat
And I wish for us all
To have our lives full of love
Full of joy and happiness
And eternal love

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Micronesia Music Anthology

Welcome everybody to Micronesia Music Anthology which is available on

Micronesia Music Radio

The anthology can be accessed by clicking on the 'Broadcast Schedule' after logging in to Micronesia Music Radio. This should allow you to determine when the anthology is available in your part of the world. For example, in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Australia, the anthology is available at 12 noon each Saturday. In Kiribati, the anthology is available each Saturday afternoon at 2 pm; California at 7 pm each Friday evening; New York at 10 pm each Friday evening, along with Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, USA, etc.

The anthology runs for 90 minutes in which the traditional chants are introduced with many from Kiribati, including Banaba and Rabi, followed by the beautiful songs of Micronesia. Thank you!

The schedule can also be accessed here

Supporting Web site to the anthology:


Pacific Islands Radio is very pleased to be able to advise that a collection of some of the most exciting and absorbing Gospel Music from the Pacific Islands is now being featured on Pacific Music Radio (FM mp3PRO Stereo), Pacific Islands Radio 33K (24 kbps) as well as Pacific Islands Radio 28K (16 kbps).

With an extended running time of three hours, the Gospel Music collection has proved to be extremely popular and features music of a number of very talented artists such as Bata Teinamati, Betania Gospel Singers and Emmaus Family Singers (Republic of Kiribati).

Please monitor the Broadcast Schedule of the above three Pacific Islands Radio stations for the availability and time of the Gospel Music collection. At present, this exciting collection is available every Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm Australian eastern standard time.

For further information, please visit the following:

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