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ARCHIVED MESSAGE BOARD 1998

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Chiba human Rights Education Center
chibajinken@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
14 December 1998
Dear every body.
Last month Mr.Manabu Kitaguchi been to Suva with 760 Japanese & 10 UK people by Peace Boat which sailing around the world.
Banaban people held welcome party and Banaban dance at church. All of those people were so surprised about history of Banaban. Thank you very much to Rabi Council and Banabans.
It was so great meeting. Japanese people knew what happened during World War II on Banaba Island. Mr.Manabu held workshop on the boat from Tahiti to Suva few times. His lecture about Banaban were so great and beautiful. He made move peoples heart so much.


Peter G.Albers
Maneaba@Iname.com
State of California-Placer County
USA
12 December 1998
Iai naba teuana riki Te Kiribati Forum page ae mena n te URL ae i nano.
Arana bon Te Maneaba Kiribati / The Kiribati Forum.
Ngkana kam kan nako iai ao click te link ae i nano.
Iai naba the live chat access n te link aei
http://www.delphi.com/kiribati79

Kam rabwa


Stacey King
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
09 December 1998
Can anyone assist with information on DR. GOULD who was a Doctor who worked on Ocean Island/Banaba.

We are desperate to find out more information on what happen to DR. GOULD after he left Banaba.

Here is the details we have on DR. GOULD to date -

EBEN COLMAN GOULD MD
Medical Officer BPC 20 May 1918- 1933
Also Medical Officer of Health for Ocean Is Govt jointly with BPC
duties.
Absence of leave eg 13 Ja - 14Ap 1923. Last leave entry is in 1931. 18Au31 -
departed for Fiji on duty.
Unfortunately no info on his place of birth or leave destinations.


Alexander Magidow
axiom@mninter.net
Minnesota
USA
04 December 1998
I think that people interested in the banaba people will also be interested in teh book Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn.If you want a synopsis of it, just go to the reader built message board, at http://www.delphi.com/ishmael. Feel free to leave as many questions as you want. Good day to you all.


Alex Magidow
axiom@mninter.net
Minnesota
USA
01 December 1998
I am interested in the more basic aspects of Banaban culture- their method of food production (obviously not totalitarian agriculture), their daily life, etc. et al. Anyone with this information, please email me, as I am unable to check this guestbook very often.


Manami SHIMAZAKI
a1shima@hi-ho.ne.jp
OSAKA
Japana
28 November 1998
Sorry.
Miss typing on
Friends of Micronesia's web-page.

http://www.amy.hi-ho.ne.jp/fom-net/micron-e.htm


Manami SHIMAZAKI
a1shima@hi-ho.ne.jp
OSAKA
Japan
28 November 1998
I'd like to introduce this web-page as a linkage information on our web-page "Friends of Micronesia".
BTW, where can I find japanese page of the Banaban page?

*Please visit our web-page, if you're intersted in.


Tadao Y
tad@dxing.org
Tokyo
Japan
23 November 1998
I wanna visit Banaba Is to be on the air as an amateur radio operator.
How can I reach Banaba Is from Japan?
I would like to know how many days does it take me to visit Banaba Is.

Catch you on the island in near future.

Tad in Tokyo Japan


mark kent
ugm4mak@leeds.ac.uk
Leeds
UK
17 November 1998
Hello, my name is Mark Kent. I am a student doctor wanting to work with the Aboriginal people within their community for about 8 weeks . I am available from 13th August to 23 October 1999.

I will be in my final year of medicine and hope that i can be of some help

My relatives in Australia works in Aboriginal Rights in Melbourne. My address on land is MArk Kent, Flat 2, 25 Clarendon Road, Leeds< LS2 9nz. UK

Please reply, if I can Help. Your faithfuly, Mark Kent


mark kent
ugm4mak@leeds.ac.uk
Leeds
UK
17 November 1998
Hello, my name is Mark Kent. I am a student doctor wanting to work with the Aboriginal people within their community for about 8 weeks . I am available from 13th August to 23 October 1999.

I will be in my final year of medicine and hope that i can be of some help

My relatives in Australia works in Aboriginal Rights in Melbourne. My address on land is MArk Kent, Flat 2, 25 Clarendon Road, Leeds< LS2 9nz. UK

Please reply, if I can Help. Your faithfuly, Mark Kent


Peter G.Albers
Maneaba@Iname.com
State of California
United States of America
15 November 1998
Ko Na Mauri Naba:
I have been fascinated with the nations of Oceania since about the time of the independence
of Kiribati from the United Kingdom on July 12,1979
and I am always looking to make new friends from Kiribati
and I am sure that there are many Kiribati's that are looking to establish friendships
with people from the United States.
So I recently created a message board on Delphi called Te Maneaba Kiribati or The Kiribati Forum
where people from the Republic of Kiribati can come in and post their messages on the the message board
and come into the chat rooms and chat for awhile.
plus I have added all kinds of information about the Republic of Kiribati at my site
which is located at HTTP://WWW.DELPHI.COM/KIRIBATI79
I made it easy to remember the address just remember the name of the country and the year of independence

Tiakabo
Peter G.Albers


Borghild, Ole Mikal og Trygve
tryarntz@online.no
Sundbyfoss
Norway
08 November 1998
We've visited your web-page, and we enjoyed it a lot!
We are three enthusiasts from Norway, and we wish to come in
contact with Pacific Island lovers! We have read a lot about
the Pacific Islands in general, and about the Pitcairn Island
in particular.

Date of entry: 7th of November, 1998


Koroata May O'Brien( nee Corrie)
OBRIEN_K@USP.AC.FJ

Fiji
04 November 1998
HI KEN AND KONAMAURI,
I AM CURRENTLY ON THE BANABAN WEB PAGE, AND AM AMAZED THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY NEW INCLUSIONS SINCE THE MIDDLE OF THIS YEAR. ANYWAY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE HARD WORK, I KNOW THAT IT NOT EASY TRYING TO COMPILE INFORMATION ABOUT BELOVED ISLAND. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME (I HAVE PROVIDED MY E-MAIL MESSAGE) ON ANY UPDATES ABOUT THE ISLAND.IT WOULD BE VERY INTERESTING TO READ NEW MESSAGES. I AM CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC AS A COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. ANYWAY THANKS FOR YOUR TIME, AND GOOD LUCK


Jimmy
sciacca@erols.com

usa
03 November 1998
What does it mean to love?

please respond to my e-mail address:
sciacca@erols.com


Chiba humanrights Education Center JAPAN
chibajinken@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
02 November 1998
Mr.Manabu Kitaguchi taughts a lot to Japanese about Banaban.
He organized beautiful meeting with Banaban last year and this year he organizing another meeting with Banaban & 400 Japanese people at Suva next month.I heard what his document film will comming soon about histry of Banaban. He met many Japanese solder who were on Banaba during WWII.
Unfurtunatery it will English virgeon first.
He and his wife `Noriko` & his san `You` are very fine.
Thank & look forward!!!


Manami SHIMAZAKI
a1shima@hi-ho.ne.jp
Osaka pref.
JAPAN
30 October 1998
Hello everyone.
I'm webmaster of NGO/NPO Friends of Micronesia.
I've watched Banaban story on Japanese NHK-TV program in 1997.

It's tragedy that Banaban story still remain unkown to most people, especially UK.

shima


Mike
kiribati@collectors.co.nz
Wellington
New Zealand
27 October 1998
The Kiribati Home Page of Jonathan Willis-Richards has moved. It is now available at http://www.collectors.co.nz/kiribati. I have now started bringing it up-to-date.


simon
essweet@juno.com

English
23 October 1998
Can anyone out there help me ? I am trying to find a group of Aboriginals who live as hunter-gatherers. Any suggestions as to how i can contact them ? Thanks in hopeful anticipation.


Baylie Pressley
micbay@primeline.com
North Carolina
United States of America
15 October 1998
I am giving an oral presentation on a group tomorrow for my sociology class, so I was thrilled when I found this site! I was wondering if there are many tourists that visit the island. I would love to find out more about it. Thank you, and God bless you all.


Hans Folke, senior geographical editor
DNHF@gyldendal.dk

Denmark
13 October 1998
For the preparation of an article about Ocean Island in The Great Danish Encyclopędia (in prep.) I have read with great interest this impressive homepage.


Frank
Frankom@xtra.co.nz

New Zealand
04 October 1998
It is with interest I read about efforts to rehabilitate
Banaba Island. Has anyone considered dumping sawdust
and bark residue from the forestry industry onto the Island
to build up organic matter and water retention levels?
The residue resource is out there if anyone wishs to seriously
consider this option.

Please contact me at the above address for further information.

Frank O'Meara.


Dan Gralick
hotpiano@millenniumorchestra.com

U.S.A.
02 October 1998
I'm looking for sources of music indigenous to Micronesia, New Guinea, The Marshall's, or any of the surrounding area. If anyone knows of any recordings, audio clips, CDs, videos, etc., which contain such indigenous music, Please contact me.

Thanks.
Dan Gralick

P.S. Please forgive the duplicate entry. I posted an incomplete e.mail address in the previous post.


Dan Gralick
hotpiano@millenniumorchestra

U.S.A.
02 October 1998
I'm looking for sources of music indigenous to Micronesia, New Guinea, The Marshall's, or any of the surrounding area. If anyone knows of any recordings, audio clips, CDs, videos, etc., which contain such indigenous music, Please contact me.

Thanks.

Dan Gralick


Des Spurrell
dezspurrell@hotmail.com
,
Wasagamack Manitoba, Canada
17 September 1998
Hi everyone! I am a secondary high school teacher at George Knott School in Wasagamack, Manitoba (a central province in Canada) I am teaching The Native studies program. This Semester our classes are discussing world indigenous cultures. We are searching the World over looking for cultures that are similar to this one. That is, cultures that might be facing the same problems as they are here. In Wasagamack the loss of the culture,language and traditional ways of life is a very important issue. I was looking for another teacher from the Banaban Islands ( I hope I have it right, if not someone can correct me) who might like to match up our classes in the form of pen-pals or e-mail pals and learn about the others culture in the hope that they may see that even though they are a world apart they still have things in common and make a friend in the process. If someone could help it would be much appreciated.

Thank you for your time.
Des


Carol Whyte

Auckland
New Zealand
11 September 1998
Kia ora
I have pacific island, maori and european New Zealand links on my pages above. If you are interested, please visit my site. Cheers Carol


Stacey King
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
03 September 1998
Just to let all our friends know that Manabu and Noriko Kitaguchi in Japan had a baby boy.
They named him 'You' meaning 'kindness' in English.
Congratulations and Love to the three of you from all your Banaba friends.


Michael Ibanes


Australia
03 September 1998
Just a test :)
hello to all !


Andrew Butcher
andy@sopac.org.fj
Suva
Fiji
01 September 1998
Congratulations on an interesting site
I and my colleague from SOPAC the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission may visit Banaba in the near future to look at the water resources and water quality to to to address problems during drought periods. It's nice to see a flavour of the island before our serious efforts start with searches for maps and reports get underway.


Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
31 August 1998
Just to let everyone know we are back in Australia after a wonderful trip back home to Rabi, via Latoka, Suva and Tarawa.


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com

Japan
28 April 1998
Dear everybody.I am so sorry.Longtime I could not write to all of yours. Now I planning to make Banaban Post Cards for fand raicing in Japan.
Best regards.


Stacey King - Secretary BHS
banban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
14 April 1998
Lastest issue of newsletter No. 28 was posted just prior to Easter holiday. It should arrive in the mail any day. Hope everyone had a great Easter break!
Stacey


Jeremy Cooper
jeremy@olio.demon.co.uk
Milton Keynes
UK
14 April 1998
Have a look at http://www.olio.demon.co.uk/banaba.html for shots and quotes from "Coming Home to Banaba" which airs in the UK on 21st August at 00.30.


Jeremy Cooper
jeremyc@oupc.bbc.co.uk

UK
10 March 1998
A correction tomy earlier notice about transmission times for "Coming Home to Banaba". The repeat transmission is indeed on Sunday 30th August, but at 06.30 (6.30 am) and not as I said earlier.

Of course, this is of no interest to you if you are in Australia, or Japan, or Fijii or anywhere except where you can pick up BBC2.

I am working on getting the programme broadcast in Australia, Fiji and the USA - but no promises yet!


Dianne Heidke
dlheidke@aol.com
New York
USA
15 February 1998
Hello people- great site ! I am an Australian artist/designer living in the States ( for TEN years now !!!) Last year I returned home to Brisbane and then headed North to direct the Arts Festival in Rockhampton. We then went out to Woorabinda, an aborigin al community, 200Kms west of Rocky. With the kids at the local primary school we did an Arts project which included painting and placing totem poles, a reconciliation mural and an installation. Needless to say we had a fantastic time and the kids seemed t o love it. I am looking to do the similar types of projects in other remote or distance disadvantaged communities. I don't know very much about your island but I love the energy and community sprit which is so apparent from your site and projects. I will be back in Australia later in the year, so if anyone is interested in my doing a workshop or arts project. I'm available. I don't mind roughing it and I'm happy to use whatever materials available.I could also bring my own paintings and set up a little sh ow.TThere are so many things that can be done and I find that the kids really get into it. So, best of luck with all your projects and give me a yell.
Dianne Heidke
(Ps . I also design web sites on the side and am happy to do a computer/internet workshops)


Milton Keynes
JeremyC@oupc.bbc.co.uk
UK
03 February 1998
The BBC/Open University TV documentary Alan Marlow and I shot during the Homecoming Trip is nearing completion. It's called "Coming Home to Banaba".

I am pleased with the programme (and I am not always pleased with my programmes!): I hope it tells the Banaban story in an interesting and sympathetic manner without avoiding some awkward questions.

At the end of the programme, Ken asks Aii where she would prefer to be, Rabi or Banaba. I think you can guess her answer. We have dedicated the programme to her memory.

We now have confirmed transmission dates for 1998: BBC2 at 00.30 on both Friday August 21st and Friday August 30th. Believe it or not, that is a good slot for our programmes and we get lots of viewers who are not Open University students. Transmissions wi ll continune for the life of the "Pacific Studies" course, so Banaba will be in the schedules twice a year for about 8 years!

There will possibly be other broadcasts on BBC2 too in "show case" slots either before or after the main broadcast. There is also a possibility it might be broadcast by ABC in Sydney too, but that is still to be confirmed.

In due course we will send copies to the people we met on the trip, as promised.

After a frantic 18 months working on our Pacific Studies series, life is calming down a bit and I find I have time to properly savour all the amazing experiences I enjoyed (perhaps not the best word in all cases) while making "Coming Home to Banaba". The big question is - can I make it out to that part of the world again?

Best wishes and regards to all who know me. Alan sends his greetings too.


Stacey King - Secretary BHS
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
26 January 1998
Latest Issue of BANABA/OCEAN ISLAND NEWS No. 27 is now out...

Sorry for the delay in getting this issue to you. Next issue is due out late Mar'98, please submit your stories and news articles now.


annonom


Australia
12 January 1998
I think the information is very interesting keep up the good work and a happy new year.


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabaJP@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
10 January 1998
A Happy New Year. Many greeting from Japan. This year I try to visit Rabi Island again! Have a great year!!


Debbie Kerr
tchilds@powerup.com.au

Australia
09 January 1998
Stacy I have just visited your site it looks good and reads a little far reaching and mysterious. However I am giving it my best shot.

regards

Debbie


Dr.Tataua Karakaua Maen
NEIKO@samoatelco.com
Pago Pago
American Samoa
06 January 1998
Greetings to you and all your readers in this fresh new year of 1998.

My name is Tataua Karakaua Maen (Dr.) born and raise on the island of Kuria in the central Kiribati. I work at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center, Pago Pago, American Samoa. I had been working here since Dec.1994 as Anesthesiologist and my wife Dr. Eritabe ta Wilson Maen (of Marakei/Tabiteuea) as Paediatrician. I am a medical doctor by profession, a graduate from the University of Papua New Guinea, via the Fiji School of Medicine. After attaining my MBBS degree, I became interested in the field of Anaesth esia. I was awarded a postgraduate diploma in this specialty in 1989, and then a Master of Medicine in 1992. My postgraduate training experience consisted of 3 years attachment to the Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.

We came to Pago Pago, from Lautoka, Fiji where we last work at the Lautoka General Hospital. We also spend a good year in at CWM Hospital.

While in Suva and Lautoka we came to know a lot about the Rabi community in Fiji. We developed a good friendship with the Methodist congregation in Suva, for most of them are cousins and in-laws. My family surname is Karakaua (borrowed from Hawaii, afte r my great, great grandfather), but my documents carry my father's name as last name

We have been married for 13 years now, with 4 children. Our first and second were born in Papua New Guinea,10yrs.and 7 yrs old, respectively. Etita is 3yrs old born in Lautoka, Fiji. Our last is Tom 1yr.old born in American Samoa.

If you believe in travelling around the region, better do it while you are able and fit, before the children are old enough for a serious schooling. Thus home would be our next and final destination in the very near future. May be we might be able to wo rk on Banaba and assist in that way? I don't mind that.

As for Banaba, I grew up on the island where my father works in the Manager office, since early 60s' till he passed away and buried there in June 1970. I last return to Banaba in1978, a year before the mining came to an end, on holiday from the Universit y of the South Pacific. I spend a good part of my holiday with the Rabi Community at Tabon te Aba camp site, especially the Martial Art Club, under the leadership of Mr John Smith and Tiare.

I read with interest the Society endeavors, to help out whatever way possible to develop and improve the conditions on Banaba. I personally fully support these efforts of yours, as it has been my dream that Banaba be returned to how it was when I was chi ld then. A very beautiful island with all the flowers of all colours and the lawn! Keep up the good work

My contact address if anyone wish to drop me a line is as below:

P.O. Box 3867, Pago Pago, American Samoa.96799.
Phone:684-6332107 Home.
email address: NEIKO@samoatelco.com


Andy Fan
FansWorld.aol.com
San Francisco
USA
06 January 1998
Hi my name is Andy from the S.F. Bay area. I was told that Kiribati offers
citizenship and passport to foreign investors, through an investment
citizenship program. Can you share with me what you know about such a
program?

My E-mail address is : FansWorld.aol.com
My ph# is: 510-426-7928

Your kind help is greatly appreciated!

Andy Fan


alan mccarthy
mccarthy@mpx.com.au
tamworth
Australia
01 January 1998
Happy New Year to you all i hope this year brings you closer to the things you want also to my good friends in the pacific may you all realise your dreams for 1998


Millennium Peace
Millenniumpeace@cableinet.co.uk

England
31 December 1997
My dear friends,
In all love and kindness send I thee this blessing,
in all that is fair and just, righteously giveth we your path,
WE that shelter not within your home, holding your hand
but within your prayers and minds......
Seeith I.......
"green fields for your naked feet to roam.."
"smiles of love and happiness that cometh from your peace.."
"cascades of flowing clearness drink .........
ripeness fruits of cleansing task full within ones tummy..
for seeith I your plight my love,mine eyes gaze lightfully,
that you shall cry no more my love,
mine wings shall comfort you,
I bring you good news
Hope and a promise,all I can do, shall be done
If thou shall will goodness and cleansity
If thou shall will love and purity
That thine love be true,
Then workith all the righteousness for which thou hast prayed
and cometh the new.......Utopia.....

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