Kelvin Skewes’ publication, Nauru: What was taken and what was given, examines the complicated history and current issues in the tiny Micronesian island nation. Its economy, once reliant on phosphate mining, now relies on aid from other countries. Nauru is also host to three of Australia’s regional refugee processing centres, where over 900 asylum seekers currently reside. Skewes’ photographs provide a launching point for interrogations of modern day colonialism, Nauru’s future and Australia’s responsibility in the region.
51 pages, 38 x 28 cm, newsprint, self-publishing (Melbourne).