Cap­tured by nat­u­ral won­der

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - STUN­NING CHRIST­MAS IS­LAND -

sea­man Cap­tain Wil­liam Mynors as he sailed past. But it wasn’t set­tled un­til 1888 when high-qual­ity phos­phate was dis­cov­ered. Chi­nese work­ers and Euro­pean man­agers be­gan to ar­rive and mine the phos­phate, which is ex­ported as slowre­lease fer­tiliser, and Malays ar­rived to work the ships at the wa­ter­front.

To­day there is a Malay quar­ter

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