31 December 1997
Happy Christmas and New Year.
A very good site. We are interested in the history
etc of a Pacific Island for a story and decided to
choose Banaban. I have been nearby in the past but
not actually on the island. Still...
29 December 1997
MERRY X/MAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. FROM KANSAS CITY.U.S.A.TOFA.
Stacey King - BHS Inc.
23 December 1997
Please "Click On here...
to view this year's Official Christmas Greetings to all our
Members & Visitors.
This card will be active for the next 30 days.
20 December 1997
Hi Stacey and Ken
Hope you have a merry Christmas - we would have sent a card
but did not want to send it to your home address
Felicity & Michael
Stacey King - Secretary BHSInc.
17 December 1997
Our current issue of "Banaba/Ocean Island News" Christmas Issue
No. 27 is running a little behind schedule and should be in the
mail to you be either late December or early January.
May you have a very Happy Christmas for 1997
Mauri nte Kiritimati aei 1997
22 November 1997
Patrick Boutu, Bula! Se caka tikoga na voli madrai mai na
Stacey King - Secretary, BHSInc.
21 November 1997
I would like to express our "Kaitau" "Sincerest Thanks" to fellow
Society members - Alan and Gayle McCarthy and their family, Anna,
Jessica, and John for a wonderful warm country welcome they gave
us on our recent research trip to Canberra. We all had th e
pleasure of spending a night with the McCarthy's in their Tamworth
home on the way back from Canberra. Alan is a keen and
knowledgeable COASTWATCHER historian and has offered his services
to work on our Executive Committee. It's good to see Alan as a New
Zealander eager to get involved.
16 November 1997
hello to all still living on ocean island
Ken Sigrah - Banaban Representative - BHSInc.
13 November 1997
I'm currently in Canberra with Society Secretary, Stacey King, and
our Japanese representative - Manabu Kitaguchi to research a book
I am writing about Banaban history. While here I met up with
retired Professors, Ron Lampert & Jack Colsen on Monday 10th . Nov
'97 to discuss the TE AKA village archeological dig of 1965. I am
very happy and excited to annouce that during my visit I was given
the complete file on the dig including photographs, maps, report
findings, etc. and even the actual relics and arti facts taken
from the dig were returned to me. One of the best surprises though
was the actual return of ancestors bones that had also been
removed during the excavation of the site. I now anxiously await
to advise my Clan Elders back on Rabi of this his torical event
and am sure they will be keen to see our ancestors remains
returned to the old village site back on Banaba. Meanwhile I will
prepare a full report on our memorable Canberra trip for the next
issue of the Banaba/Ocean Island News No. 27.
Not connected yet
11 November 1997
Son of Bryan and Florence Connell, brother of Peter and Margaret.
Our family lived on Banaba off and on from the late 1930's to 1959
when we moved to Nauru. My phone number is 03 62664547 in case
anybody who may remember me wants to get in touch.
tia ka bo
08 November 1997
Hi! I was just wondering if there would be anyone out there in
Kiribati that would be interested in becoming penpals.
We can write through either or both e-mail or snailmail. I am a
girl from the Philippines, who's very interested in learning more
Kiribati, its people and culture. I'd prefer writing to females
between the ages of 13 and 27. Thanks and I hope to hear from you
Clarice Husain (nee Meta Corrie)
04 November 1997
Stacey, this is an awesome site. I loved reading all the
messages (even last year's). I would love to find my relatives
in Kiribati and Rabi. I was born in Fiji and have lived in
Vancouver now for 24 years. My grandfather (Alec Corrie) was
half Gilbertese/Scottish. His first wife was full Gilbertese
and his children and grandchildren I have never met or know
anything about them. My mother's family (Simons) are also in
Kiribati. My cousin Catherine Tekanene (nee Simon) still live
in Tarawa. If anyone out there knows of any of the above
please e-mail me. I only listed my web site (which is a
business site) just to fill the blank space. I'm in the
process of creating a more personal site and will submit it
when completed. Hats off to you Stacey for a wonderful site.
Cheers for now. Clarice (Meta)
Jana Springer Behe
21 October 1997
I am currently a student at the University of Rochester in
Rochester, NY USA. I am considering writing my senior thesis on
the racism and construction of racial ideologies in Australia past
and present. I would appreciate any and all input from anyone
concerning this subject. If you would like to mail me:
CPU BOX 275750
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
ROCHESTER, NY 14627-5750
or e-mail :
thank you very much
11 October 1997
My computor had a corony and i had to get a new email address so
if any body wants to get in touch with me about my article about
the coastwatchers or have tried with the old email please get in
touch with me on the new one thanks
08 October 1997
Isn't it a pain when you're an Internet Ignoramus?
Stacey King, Secretary BHS Inc.
22 September 1997
THE SUDDEN DEATH OF BANABAN ELDER - NEI AII TOUAKIN
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of
Nei Aie Touakin, the beloved Mother of our Rabi Correspondent,
Kaiea Bakanebo Banto, Nei Tena, Nei Karawa, Nei Teborou, Nei Makin
all of Rabi, Island Nei Teri Bridges, Australia Temare A wira,
Tarawa, the late Kaioka Nanton, of Rabi,
Aii had just reached her 72nd.birthday and made the epic journey
back to her beloved homeland of Banaba on the recent HOMECOMING
Trip. It was a wonderful experience to accompany Aii and see the
look on her face when she sighted Banaba after not setting f oot
on the island for more than 50 years. I was fortunate to spend two
weeks with her on Banaba and then another few days back on Tarawa
at her daughter Temare's home. She also recorded a wonderful
interview with BBC TV which will go to air in the UK ne xt year.
Aii had stayed behind at her daughter's home in Tarawa awaiting
her Visa application to be processed for her trip to Australia to
visit her youngest daughter - Teri, who is now living in Brisbane
and awaiting the birth of her first child in November.
Our Deepest Sympathy go to all her family. She will be greatly
missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
on behalf of the
Banaban Heritage Society
14 September 1997
My dad (and I'm 70 years old) took the 1914-15 photos mentioned in
the Bibliography. He never said anything about his time on Ocean
Island to his family, who would be fascinated to hear anything
anyone may remember about him. Honor and Harry Maude - how d id
you come by the photos? (I'm not about to claim ownership,
copyright, royalties or anything else - just curious!) May Banabas
11 September 1997
I wrote my e-mail address yesterday but it was wrong. So sorry.Now
Imeeting a lot of Japanese old solders in Japan who were been to
Nauru,Banaba,Kiribati,Kosae and Micronesia during WWII. Some of
them remembering the days very well. I rearry want to join with
Ms.Stacey M King and all of my friends around the world. Now BBC
TV director making TV programe in Japan about USA Military Bases
in Japan. A lot of Japanese people saying USA GO HOME!
espetialilly Okinawa people. I hope I want to join with TV prodac
tion warkers from over seas because I can proide a lot of
information written in English from point of grass roots revel.
Kingdom Of EnenKio
10 September 1997
25 August, 1997
FROM: Robert Moore, Minister Plenipotentiary Phone: (808) 923 0476
Fax: (808) 923 0477
GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF ENENKIO IS SHUNNED BY THE US
Despite repeated overtures to the United States Congress and the
Clinton administration for a peaceful settlement of claims, a
state of war continues to exist over control of the atoll commonly
referred to as Wake Island. The weapons employed in this “co ld
war” are pen and paper. The battleground is framed over a legacy
of more than 2000 years of ownership, use and control by
Marshallese ancestors of King Murjel Hermios, First Monarch of the
Kingdom and Paramount Chief of the Northern Atolls of the Rata k
Archipelago. The battle formally began in 1993.
Over the course of the decade, the Kingdom has established its
autonomy by asserting allodial and traditional rights of the King
under universal principles of human rights, the common law,
international law and articles of the United Nations Charter. No
threat has been made to the security of the United States and no
resistance has been encountered. A similar atmosphere of disregard
by world news and other media reverberates hollow. In fact, “de
facto” recognition via correspondence from U.S. agencies and
officials and diplomatic recognition from foreign states during
the past four years would fill a volume.
URGENT CALL FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF TO END THE WAR:
The government of the Kingdom is in possession of substantial
assets it is willing to market to secure funding for peaceful
settlement of the conflict with the United States. They are
available to be used as collateral to secure a development loans
or to be converted to negotiable financial instruments.
Prime banks in Pacific Rim nations, Europe or South America are
now encouraged to assist the government of the Kingdom with their
development through one of the following:
I. Debt Collateralization - a very substantial debt has been
perfected against the United States Department of Interior in the
hundreds of millions (US).
II. Treasury Bill - a bill in the amount of 3.7 million (US) is
available for immediate funding.
III. Contract Obligation - under a treaty with a South Pacific
state, a contract was signed in which the Kingdom will receive 10%
of all revenue derived from a major commercial and financial
development project in the North Pacific.
IV. War Bonds - the Kingdom has a program to issue bearer bonds
backed by assets or gold and traded in world markets outside U.S.
V. Gold Stamps - the inaugural issue of gold stamps is in the
final stages of production. Several remarkably unique features are
designed into the stamps to make them very collectible and
affordable. Sales are based on daily fix on the New York exchange
market for gold bullion.
VI. Programs - specific developments include:
A. international spaceport
B. international free trade zone
D. maritime services
E. mineral exploration and recovery
F. satellite and telecommunications
G. nuclear waste eradication
H. financial, trust and fiduciary services
For more information, see the web site of the Kingdom: http://www.enenkio.wakeisland.org
Please direct specific inquiries for particulars to the USA
Legation of the Kingdom by phone or fax, or mail to Post Office
Box 8441, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96830.
We would like to Open Relations with your Leaders.
Chiba / Japan
09 September 1997
We had very good time with Banaban Dancing group in Japan just
after came back from beautiful trip to Banaba, Kiribati with
Stacey King and my wife Noriko. Home coming Trip was so great for
me . I can not forget about that forever. Mr. Jeremy from BBC TV/
UK now visiting Japan. Jeremy, Noriko and I had beautiful dinner
in Tokyo last week end. All of Japanese people who watched Banaban
Dance were so surprised and moved. They try to invite them to
Japan again because they really falling love with Banabans. So
many Japanese news papers informed about Banaban people and their
history. Now Banabans became most famous ethnic group in my
country from Pacific. Ainu people and Okinawan people who are
indigenous people in Japan were company with Banaban Dancing Group
in Japan days. I reported something about Banaba to the
Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of
Minorities. I want keep touch with all of BHS members around
world. Best regards.9/9/1997
Kootingal NSW 2352
09 September 1997
It was very interesting reading.I to have a interest up in
Kiribati also. My uncle was beheaded on Betio in 1942 with 21
other men who were coastwatchers on islands throughout Kiribati.
What the Japanese did to the island people and the coastwatchers
is n othing but the truth.If anybody wants information email me.
Keep up the good work.
Stacey King - Banaban Heritage Society Inc.
07 September 1997
Nominations are now being called for the following Executive
Committe postions for the year ending 1st. September, 1998.
3 Committe members
Please send your nomination for any of the above positions via
email at -
or ph/fax: (61) (0) 7 55 305298
Banaban Heritage Society Inc.
P.O. Box 536,
Mudgeeraba. Q. 4213
02 September 1997
Hi Kiribati friends,
I am very happy to send regards from the heart of Europe, small
country - Czech Republic.
I should like to ask all internet surfers for "daring" wish . I am
very anxious collector of islands postcards. Next months I will
have exhibitions in my school which have topic "Exotic
I have only 4 postcards which are relating to Kiribati Islands.
If you never mind and have temper to help me by sending some
postcards relating to Kiribati Islands I will be very obliged to
As for payback I will be very delighted to send you some postcards
from Czech Republic.
Thank you very much.
Na Brehu 27
190 00 Prague 9
17 August 1997
I am teacher of mathematics and geography here in Germany and my
hobby is collecting picture postcards.
I currently have over 23 000 picture postcards from 210 countries
and islands of the world.
I am looking for friends who can help me by supplying picture
postcards from the Pacific region. Please contact me if you can
Stacey King - Secretary BHSInc.
15 August 1997
Just to let you know I'm back in town after the HOMECOMING TRIP.
We had lots of dramas on the trip, and the major one was when our
charter ship the "KATIKA 1" didn't show up in Fiji because it went
adrift with engine failure off Rotuma. Ended up in Sant os. It's a
long story, but one that has a happy ending and many miracles that
happened along the way to make our trip back to the homeland so
I will endeavour to get something up on the site about our
adventures as soon as I have cleared some of the backlog of email,
snail mail, and sorted out the financial mess the "KATIKA" drama
has left us in when we lost our $39,000AUD deposit. We still hav
en't given up hope of recovering our money and will keep working
on it now I'm back in Office.
Please be patient if you are waiting to hear from me as I will get
back to you as soon as I can. Meanwhile if it is URGENT please
email me again and I will try and get back to you ASAP.
Other exciting news is that Banaban Dancing Group from Rabi has
just returned to Fiji after a very successful Dance Tour of Japan.
They featured at the Ethnic Concert in Tokyo that celebrate the
end of War in Japan and the dropping of the atomic bomb on
Hiroshima. Congratulations to all concerned and our good friends
in Japan. Also to the Rabi Dancing Group who accompanied us on the
HOMECOMING to Banaba and Kiribati. Without the wondrful help of a
very generous Japanese businessman and his lovely wif e who live
in Nadi, they would have been able to realise their dream of
visiting the homeland. I hope to write a full report on what was a
real miracle on our trip in the next few weeks.
I don't think I will ever get back to my normal life style
again... and the yearning to spend more time on Banaba again only
grows stronger with each visit. Banaba and it's people is a truly
Terje "Terry" Dahl
15 August 1997
Never been to Banaba, but have friends and family
who live/has been living there.
Take a look at my homepages!
All the best!
Norman William Bailey
6705 Silverthorne Circle
Sacramento, CA 95842-2641 USA
27 July 1997
I would like to help the CB radio project in the future. I will be
in Savu Savu (011 679 850-372 voice or -344 FAX C/O Jerry Wittet-Fiji
by Kayak)on Wednesday for a three week holiday. I would like to
spend three months a year there and the expansion of t he CB
project sounds like something good to do for the Fijiean people.
COBRA, a USA manufacturer of CB equipment can be contacted for
equipment at cost or perhaps donated for free if the publicity is
good. I will be back in the USA on August 15, 1997. If you wish,
please call at:
PCubid Computer Technology
(916) 338-4007 FAX or Email
21 July 1997
My father (same name as above) and mother were married on Ocean
Island in 1939.
They later shifted to Tarawa. He was a teacher at that time at the
King George 5th School.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone that can recall them.
We have many photos of these wonderful islands.
18 July 1997
A am a teacher in an elementary school. I am a lead teacher in our
science program. Last August, there was an article in the
Scientific American magazine on sand from different areas in the
world. One specifically mentioned Tonga. I know that is not your
area but would like to know if we could acquire sand samples from
your part of the world. The samples could be as small as a cup.
Please respond! the kids at my school are mapping where we receive
16 July 1997
I am I-Kiribati with lots of relatives living in Rabi. I am now
working and living in Wellington, New Zealand and married to a
I'm interested in keeping in touch with friends and relatives
living in Rabi or any other parts of the world. I'd love to hear
Kam na kabwaia ao Tia boo moa.
14 July 1997
Nakoia kain banaba
Kam na mauri!!
I a bon rimoa ni karautaeka ibukin kabonganan ami guest book
ni kan anga kamangorian ana inaomata Kiribati n te taeka ae
ae kangai: TE MAURI, TE RAOI AO TE TABOMOA n reken teinaomata
n te ririki aio.
Kam na kabwaia
Ngai te pure I-Kiribati ao tiaki tei banaba
te aomata ae ririba te kan kakaokoroaki bwa aongkoa
tiaki I-Kiribati ngkami...
Cap'n Kermit Rydell
N. Pacific Ocean
Kingdon of EnenKio Atoll
11 July 1997
Please contact via e-mail if we have mutual concerns for
advancement of commercial/political issues. Mahalo.
06 July 1997
I love Kiribati and I would like to get a one year job there
Secretary, BHS Inc.
16 June 1997
Hi Jean... you will find Jessie and friends under AID &
DEVELPOMENT PROJECTS on Main Notice Board or go direct to http://ion.com.au/~banaban/aidindex.htm
The HOMECOMING is leaving Suva either late pm 30/6 or 1/7
depending on tides etc., and ending Suva around 2 August. Chris
Harris who wrote article was trying to contact me while I was away
filming Japanese doco, and I don't know where he got August dates
. He took most of the information from our site.
I fly out 28th.June, so site will be unattended over this period.
Have you got a return email address?
Regards to everyone down there!
15 June 1997
stacey - Jessie's disappeared ! Where have you put
the photo of her and the two Banaban kids in Suva?
15 June 1997
Is the Homecoming trip still in July
The article in New Internationist Magazine quotes August?
Stacey King - Secretary BHS Inc.
13 May 1997
We are currently looking for help finding SPONSORSHIP for our
HOMECOMING Trip this July. We are especially looking for donations
of food and provisions for our sea voyage and 7 day stay while on
Banaba. If you have any ideas or would still like to join us
aboard - It's still not to late as some tickets are still
available from late cancellations. Please read our Corporate
Sponsorship - PRESS RELEASE for more details, and to see what has
already been organised for the event.
07 May 1997
The Banaban Documentary went to air on NHK TV in Japan 11am Monday
morning the 5th. May. For more details please
- Click Here- to read my press release.
Washington state, USA
05 May 1997
A past college professor of mine (Dr. J. Flora) and his wife are
on Abaiang at St. Joseph's College in Tabwirora village. I was
wondering if anyone could pass along infromation to me about
Abaiang, Tabwirora, the college etc.. Also is anyone online who
could pass on messages to St. Josephs College and my friends? Any
information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Secretary, BHS Inc.
05 May 1997
A NEW CHARTER FOUND FOR 'HOMECOMING 1997'
-Click on here- for more details.
04 May 1997
I visited Rambi in 1970 for two days with the daughter of the
British Commisioner at the time. Looking forward to hearing from
anyone who may have been there at the time. all the best Iain.
Noriko Kitaguchi(Hayashida before)
29 April 1997
Dear everybody, Banabans and Stacey! I am dreaming to meet all of
yours again on Home Coming Trip. I have done Medical check up in
Rabi island before. I was a nurse in Lautoka Hospital in Fiji. I
have been to Rabi island once. The memory of visit to Rabi is one
of my best one in my life. 5/5/1997 one of Japanese TV will
introduce Banaban to Japanese people on TV. It was organized by
Sacey M King and my husband Manabu Kitaguchi. Rabi island and
Stacey is just like an angel orlCupid. I can not forget about all
of yours and Rabi island forever.
25 April 1997
hi my father was ateacher on ocean island (as we new it then)
so unfortunately i guess our family were involved in what happened
during the 60-80's era but please dont hold that against me as i
was only 10 or 11 at the time
my memories of that most wonderous place has stayed with me
and will for all time.
i would appreciate any imformation on the activities of the people
on banaba or
riba people. there is a possabiliy that i will be going to fiji at
with people that know the islands well and i hope to cath up with
friends if i cann find them.
many thanks for any imformation that you can provide
19 April 1997
Kam na mauri to all the Ikiribati currently studying in
Australia. Are you missing lots of fresh and dried fish?
I certainly am.
My mother is a Banaban while my father was Ikiribati (from
Tarawa and Abaiang). I don't know that much about my
father's side of the family but he has two sisters in Tarawa
who I've never met. My brother's name is Kaiea and I believe
it is a historical family name from Abaing. One of my sister's
name is Ruanamakin and I believe this is also a family name
from Abaiang. My father's name was Nanton Bakanebo.
Having been brought up in Rabi I learned much more about my
mother's side than I did about my father's. What little I did
learn about his side I found interesting and I would now
like to know more.
If you are coming up to Brisbane feel free to contact us.
My husband and I are happy to have visitors
from Kiribati and Rabi in our home. To the best of our
knowledge there are currently 9 other Ikiribati households
Kam na kabaia man tekeraoi nami waki ao tia kaitibo ikai
kana reke te tai. Ara kamauri ma ara inga ae moan te bati
na koimi ni bane.
Secretary - BHS Inc.
18 April 1997
Friday 18th. April
Just to let you all know that we have two very good contacts
within Fiji Shipping Companies looking for a new ship for us. I'm
hoping to hear word back from them by next week. Will keep you
posted on developments via this board. Meanwhile, if anyone can
also assist with information, we would love to hear from you.
Please don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible!
A determined - Stacey
15 April 1997
My house is called 'AKABO', and I wanted to know what it means. A
search on the internet led me many times to the Banaban Web site.
Can you please enlighten me.
I wish you well with your trip to Banaba.
Tel: (44) 0171 831 8441 fax: (44) 0171 831 8479
Secretary - BHS Inc.
15 April 1997
As at pm 10/4/97
"The Lost of 'Masaamond' Charter'
-Click on here- for more details.
The Kingdom Of EnenKio Atoll
05 April 1997
Date: 31 March, 1997 Contact: Robert Moore
Phone: (808) 923-0476
Facsimile: (808) 923-0477
For information on our Latest Press Release visit our site -
Secretary - BHS Inc.
24 March 1997
LATEST HOMECOMING UPDATE!
Just to let you know that I have finally arrived home after 5
weeks travelling the Pacific, and an unexpected extra 2 week
stopover in Tarawa and Fiji from delayed flights from all the
cyclonic weather experienced around Tuvalu and Fiji. Sadly whilst
stu ck in a hotel room in Tarawa for 10 days I received word of
the sudden death of my mother in law, and then had to struggle to
try and get home in time for the funeral.
Now that all this is behind me, and I'm finally adjusting to the
shock of arriving home, after what surely has been the trip and
adventure of a lifetime, I now have to finalise the HOMECOMING
Since rechecking our current figures I now find that our shortfall
currently sits at $18,700... which seem so close and yet so far.
Meanwhile I have promised our Society representative - Manabu
Kitaguchi in Japan, and our Banaban organisers that I would give
them up to this Friday 28th. to confirm they are able to make up
the numbers needed to meet our shortfall.
If the trip is to proceed there will also be changes to the
original schedule which is to the betterment of all concerned. A
proposed schedule is included here and you will note that the
overall trip has been reduced to a total of approx. 5 weeks. I can
assure you that the stopovers etc. have all been discussed and
looked at in great detail, and I'm sure this new proposed
Itinerary will suit the majority of our travellers.
NEW PROPOSED ITINERARY
2/7/97 Rabi (2 days)
5/7/97 Funafuti(2 days)
11/7/97 Tarawa(2 days)
15/7/97 Banaba (7 days)
23/7/97 Nauru (1 day)
I have also had the chance to visit the MAASAMOND and I can assure
you it has to be one of the best and biggest ships in Kiribati
today. My recent trip was made to Banaba in a 100ft fishing boat,
and the MAASAMOND looks like a giant compared to it. Also it has a
lot more space on deck for passengers to get comfortable. The idea
of a large covered deck also is very inviting after my recent
More details on my recent trip will be published in our next issue
of the News which is now well and truly overdue. Another outcome
of recent discussions regarding HOMECOMING was the idea of holding
an International Conference and Workshop for some o f our
participants and Rabi's new Councillors and key Banaban people who
will now accompany us on the trip. Of course, attendance at our
very Banaban style Conference is not compulsory, and I can assure
you there will be plenty of other activities and interests to keep
everyone occupied whilst on our Banaba stop over.
A message will be posted on the MESSAGE BOARD after our deadline
on Friday (hopefully it will be good news) to confirm if the trip
will go ahead or not. I once again thank all those who have
offered their support in trying to get such a huge project off the
ground. I can assure you from experience, that a stay on Banaba
takes a big toll on your heart. Even our Japanese TV Crew were
reduced to tears when leaving and vowed they felt compelled to
return to the island again. I hope over the next few da ys to be
able to put into words the affect a visit to Banaba has on your
soul... it will be a very hard task and one I hope I can share
with you all again in person if the dream of the HOMECOMING trip
Regards an exhausted,
24 March 1997
Just a test after fixing this guest book :)
Stacey King, Secretary - B.H.S.Inc.
12 February 1997
This site will be unattended between 12th. Feb - 15th. March, as
I'm heading off with a Japanese Film Crew to Suva/Rabi/Tarawa and
then across to Banaba for a 5 day visit on the homeland. With the
help of our Society's Japanese Representative - Manabu Ki taguchi
we are launching a major publicity and education program in Japan
this year. A TV Documentary will go to air Sunday 20th. April on
NHK Japan. Followed by a tour of Japan by 7 Banaban Dancers to
coincide with Ethnic Day in August. Banaban's will also be
represented at this event in Tokyo.
Many thanks to Manabu, Mr. Aoto (Pink Noise Ink.) and all our
friends at IMADR for making the Japanese Launch possible.
Please Note! That the next Issue No. 24 - 'Banaba/Ocean Island
News' - EDUCATION FEATURE will not be published now until late
March. An update on our trip will be posted under our "WHAT'S NEW"
& "LATEST NEWS" pages on my return late March.
Until then, I look forward to meeting with some of our Fiji &
Kiribati members in person for the very first time.
04 February 1997
Need to know a lot about indigenous peoples just like the banabans.
U.S. of A.
31 January 1997
Thanks for the interesting visit. I'm a Yank high school teacher
of Social Studies. I spent a month touring Australia a few years
back. Among my personal and professional interests is
Multicultural issues. Keep up the good work!
Teri Bridges (nee Nanton)
18 January 1997
Kam na mauri kain Banaba iaon Rabi , Fiji ao iaon Kiribati.
We are proud to have an Internet connection to others in
the Banaban community.
If anyone would like to contact my husband, Dan Bridges,
and I, you can write to us at 18 Headland Street,
SUNNYBANK, Q'LD 4109, Australia.
We are currently redecorating out home. It will end up 50% Banaban
50% Australian. Our warm greetings to all our relatives
and friends on Rabi Island, in Fiji and to my sister, Temaea,
married in the Kiribati to Toma Awira. We miss you all.
We send our congradulations to the newly elected Council,
especially to its Chairperson, John Teaiwa.
Please feel free to contact us by email, post, or by phone.
Tia boo, moce mada.
Teri & Dan Bridges.
P.S. A special hello to James, Laisa and Christine at USP
from Dan and to Maraea from Teri.
13 January 1997
Hello to everybody here! I have been to your beautiful islands
and I'd like to greet everybody I know. I am eagerly
interested on the whole range of Kiribati products,
as I am running a trading company in Germany for South Seas
products. Hoping to hear from you soon!
06 January 1997
Just wanted to say Talofa to all the Banaban community.
Im looking for some info. please on a Bureieta Karaiti. I am named
after him. Do anyone know if he is emailable??
My parents are Ioritana and Anne who are good friends of Rev.
Bureieta and Angaraoi Karaiti.
Thank you for the use of your message board for my posting.