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ARCHIVED MESSAGE BOARD 1999

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Paul Swider
swider@earthlink.net

USA
22 December 1999
I want to present to you a new project that could be of interest. Please review the brief description below and please explore the links.

Greenstar is placing self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote locations around the world. Each center has health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit and also purifies water for 2,200. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. One of the main lines of product will be
"digital culture" products, such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and a revenue stream that preserves culture by giving it market value.

I would be most pleased to discuss this with you further. You may also reference the following pertinent documents:

http://www.e-greenstar.com
http://www.greenstar.org
http://www.greenstar.org/digital-culture/
http://www.greenstar.org/e-philanthropy/index.htm

I draw special attention to the following:
http://www.e-greenstar.com/premium-partner/

Thank you,
Paul Swider
Greenstar
swider@earthlink.net
703-924-6429

F B TAPU
fbtapu74@hotmail.com
Auckland
New Zealand
06 September 1999
Talofa & Bula. I'm so glad u have all this info on the net. As a child growing up in Fiji, I used to wonder why the people from Rabi looked like micronesians. It was only until this yr at university during a sociology of colonialism lecture that I found o ut what really happened to the people of Ocean Island and the now people of Rabi.
Good on ya for putting this on the net for all to learn and know about.
Would appreciate any info on books etc....for my research project on Banaba which is due in October of this yr.
Keep up the good work. Malo lava & Vinaka


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
27 August 1999
If you want to know what happen in Japan about war crime trial and repartion, one of my good friend make very good web sight.
Please check it. You will be empower and surprisze it.
http://www.jca.apc.org/ajwrc
Thanks


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
27 August 1999
Hi all. I will meet japanese soldier who were in banaba island during WWII. He said to me and wanting to tell Banabans so sory at that time.
Last month I been to Fiji and visited Banaba house in Suva. In Japan now days 3 web can talking about Banabans histry.
My wife Noriko pragnant second baby. We dane marrige seremony on Banaba island. Banaban is my best friends!!
I never forget about them. Prease remein what one Japanese thinking about Banabns in Japan.thank you.


Pasemeta Sateko Talaapa
pst2@waikato.ac.nz
Hamilton
New Zealand
21 August 1999
Mauri and Talofa
Kia ora to you all
It was amazing as I surf through the net, I came ashore on
Banaban's web.I have been to Banaba but not Rabi. I have
relatives and friends in Rabi whom we went together to Lelean
Memorial school in Nausori.It was also surprising to read
Sepola's piece of work. What are world!!
Anyway regards to you Sepola from the family and Siniva Lauti's family.

Ka kite ano.
Pasemeta and Siniva (Waikato University)


Brenton Angus
brenton.angus@hotmail.com
South Australia
Australia
12 August 1999
Hi

I was born on Ocean Island in 1973 before moving a year later. I am facinated to find out about the history of Ocean Island and what life was like there. My father was the doctor on the island for around two years.

I would be intersted in writing to anyone who has been back since as it is my dream to go back and see my birth place.

Cheers

Brent


David anderson
docinny@yahoo.com
NYC, USA
USA
26 July 1999
I am a political artist and collector and I am working on a show which involves expired passports of various countries. I plan to exhibit the passports in an art gallery in my home of New York and on the internet. Would you be able to send me EXPIRED pas sports from your country for this? I hope you can. I can pay a small amount for each passport on receipt.

I have specimens from United Kingdom, Mongolia, Kingdom of Tonga, San Marino, Viet Nam, Lao P.D.R., Italy, Columbia, USA ,Canada, Phillipines, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Japan, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Rep. Cy prus, USSR, Poland and Romania. Id like your country represented also.

The passports will not be altered in any way and the particulars pages with the photo and names will not be on public display This is not illegal. This is my website.
http://www.webworld.com.au/doc/

Please e-mail directly DocInNy@yahoo.com -David Andersen NYC USA


Dinah Dunavan
dunavans@es.co.nz
Dunedin
New Zealand
23 July 1999
Dear all

I have just got hold of, and transcribed, my GGrandmother's memiors. My GGma, GGfather, great uncle and grandmother (Mary (Robertson), Henry, Lucas and Muriel Hunt) lived on Ocean Island for a year until March 1910.

My GGpa was a plumber and helped lay a sewerage line for the phosphate company. My GGma describes her year on Ocean Is. as "the happiest year of my life". She describes a life that must have been idyllic for a white woman used to the hard work and cold of Dunedin, NZ in the 1900's.

If anyone is particularly interested in what Mary (Robertson) Hunt wrote I would be happy to email a copy of that section of her momiors.

I am also hopeful that other family members have photgraphs of the time the family spent there. Or that someone out there has some pictures relevant to that period.

Regards
Dinah


Jordi Abentin
jabentin.y@tvcatalunya.com
Barcelona
Catalonia
02 June 1999
Got really happy with Banaban page, realizing that this net would allow world wide comunities to be known, and surely work as a fantastic tool to survive and keep identity also. I'm a Cameraman working in TV3 (Television of Catalonia), and since I first v isited Australia + some islands in the Pacific, I got to know and love the native people and their particular situation between changing-preserving. I do understand this hard work specially because I'm from a little cultural comunity (Catalans) who it has been constantly fighting and working to keep our language and identity up....difficult issue in Europe where some big cultural groups try hard to homogenize, always (of course) through their linguistical/cultural patterns.
So, this is to encourage and ....good on you !!!!


Anka Novak
anka_novak@hotmail.com

Slovenia, Europe
21 May 1999
I'm fascinated by pacific islands. As I was surfing on the internet I found your page. It's the first time I heard about your beautiful people and culture. I'm an environmentalist, so I started crying when I read about the history of your people. I often wonder where does all the agression and malice in a white man come from. Why should we fight nature, when it can give us the paradise! ANKA


Hazel Dunn
purplehaze@cwcom.net
Seafield, West Lothian
Scotland
10 May 1999
I have just discovered you very interesting site, and I must say how much I have enjoyed reading it. I am very interested in small islands throughout the world. I would hope that one day I could visit your wonderul island.


christian aldridge
zcfap42@ucl.ac.uk

england
28 April 1999
Hi, I am an art student in London who would love to come and visit you. If anyone can help me out in any way I would be most grateful. See you soon.


Ruthann
ragoodwin@airmail.net
Dallas, Texas
USA
19 April 1999
Was really nice to find a site on Fiji. I lived Lacala(?)Beach, Suva for nearly 2 yrs, near Dominion Timber. I loved the island and its people, was sorry to have to come back to the states. I remember many individuals and the city of Suva as being very friendly and courteous to me. Spent many days at nearby villiages.
I have thought of Fiji numerous times since I left. Somehow I have a feeling I will return one day.

I loved the radio stories I use top hear. Can't get anything like that back in the states. Keep up the good work. Oh, hello General Rabuka!


David Stanley
travel@moon.com
Chico, California
U.S.A.
17 April 1999
The 5th edition of my Fiji Handbook is now available. The whole book has been intensively revised and it now includes detailed website and e-mail directories. I hope you find it useful. For more information, go to Amazon.com or http://www.moon.com/catalog /fiji.html


Stacey King & Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
31 March 1999
RADIO ENTHUSIASTS WORLWIDE

Can anyone confirm if the CHEZ expedition is still on Banaba and broadcasting with other Radio operators.

We are desperate to hear news of the current DROUGHT situation on the island and the rumours that the Banaban population has drastically dropped from 500 at the end of 1997 to between 100-200 people. Has the new water truck arrived from Tarawa to replace the old one?

Can one of our radio people please try and confirm this information with their radio contacts on Banaba and get back to us with any news of current situation.

Could you also convey a message that Ken & Stacey from Rabi and Australlia send their Love & Best Wishes to all their family and friends.


Gordy Gale KA6CVE
ggale@pacbellnet
North Hollywood, California
USA
31 March 1999
I found your site after a contact on 10 meters with T33RD on 30 March from Banaba Island.
The Czech Republic DX expedition is really doing a great job. Good luck on your rebuilding,
and all the best.


Wayne G Johnson
k9mif@coredcs.com
Plover, Wi 54467-9526
USA
29 March 1999
GreatSite, found it after talking to Chezk Amateur Radio Operators on Banaba Mar 27, Got my interst up so went browsing. Hope the Island can be restored to at least part of its original condition. Good Luck . What a beautiful group of Islands.


Lillian Ululani Harwood
ululani@primenet.com
Mesa, Arizona
United States
25 March 1999
Thank you for enlightening me. I found this page by accident and being a native islander myself, knowing how the white man has overtaken my homeland both in Samoa and Hawaii, I am very sympathetic for your peoples. I would like to know what an individua l like myself may do to be of assistance to your people? Please respond at your convenience. Mahalo and Aloha


Stacey King
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
23 March 1999
Tyler in answer to your question on the MESSAGE BOARD -

Suva is the capital of Fiji. Nadi is the town where the International Airport is.


Beau
placedo53@hotmail.com

U.S.A.
23 March 1999
I like to write to people across country so write back.

Age:12


Tyler


Australia
23 March 1999
What is the capitol of Fiji?


Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
17 March 1999
Please look to Latest Rabi and Latest Banaba News sections for updates on the Drought crisis in Banaba and Tarawa, and latest news reports coming out of Fiji about the Rabi Council's plans for 2000 Celebrations on Rabi Island. Would like to receive feedb ack on this MESSAGE BOARD over the news items raised.


sal kumar
skumar87@hotmail.com

usa
11 March 1999
Hello,
Great website with lots of information.
Born and raised in Suva, Fiji Islands, now residing in US.
Have a nice day


Casey
RupertG719@aol.com
Baltimore, Maryland
USA
08 March 1999

F B TAPU
fbtapu74@hotmail.com
Auckland
New Zealand
06 September 1999
Talofa & Bula. I'm so glad u have all this info on the net. As a child growing up in Fiji, I used to wonder why the people from Rabi looked like micronesians. It was only until this yr at university during a sociology of colonialism lecture that I found o ut what really happened to the people of Ocean Island and the now people of Rabi.
Good on ya for putting this on the net for all to learn and know about.
Would appreciate any info on books etc....for my research project on Banaba which is due in October of this yr.
Keep up the good work. Malo lava & Vinaka


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
27 August 1999
If you want to know what happen in Japan about war crime trial and repartion, one of my good friend make very good web sight.
Please check it. You will be empower and surprisze it.
http://www.jca.apc.org/ajwrc
Thanks


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
27 August 1999
Hi all. I will meet japanese soldier who were in banaba island during WWII. He said to me and wanting to tell Banabans so sory at that time.
Last month I been to Fiji and visited Banaba house in Suva. In Japan now days 3 web can talking about Banabans histry.
My wife Noriko pragnant second baby. We dane marrige seremony on Banaba island. Banaban is my best friends!!
I never forget about them. Prease remein what one Japanese thinking about Banabns in Japan.thank you.


Pasemeta Sateko Talaapa
pst2@waikato.ac.nz
Hamilton
New Zealand
21 August 1999
Mauri and Talofa
Kia ora to you all
It was amazing as I surf through the net, I came ashore on
Banaban's web.I have been to Banaba but not Rabi. I have
relatives and friends in Rabi whom we went together to Lelean
Memorial school in Nausori.It was also surprising to read
Sepola's piece of work. What are world!!
Anyway regards to you Sepola from the family and Siniva Lauti's family.

Ka kite ano.
Pasemeta and Siniva (Waikato University)


Brenton Angus
brenton.angus@hotmail.com
South Australia
Australia
12 August 1999
Hi

I was born on Ocean Island in 1973 before moving a year later. I am facinated to find out about the history of Ocean Island and what life was like there. My father was the doctor on the island for around two years.

I would be intersted in writing to anyone who has been back since as it is my dream to go back and see my birth place.

Cheers

Brent


David anderson
docinny@yahoo.com
NYC, USA
USA
26 July 1999
I am a political artist and collector and I am working on a show which involves expired passports of various countries. I plan to exhibit the passports in an art gallery in my home of New York and on the internet. Would you be able to send me EXPIRED pas sports from your country for this? I hope you can. I can pay a small amount for each passport on receipt.

I have specimens from United Kingdom, Mongolia, Kingdom of Tonga, San Marino, Viet Nam, Lao P.D.R., Italy, Columbia, USA ,Canada, Phillipines, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Japan, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Rep. Cy prus, USSR, Poland and Romania. Id like your country represented also.

The passports will not be altered in any way and the particulars pages with the photo and names will not be on public display This is not illegal. This is my website.
http://www.webworld.com.au/doc/

Please e-mail directly DocInNy@yahoo.com -David Andersen NYC USA


Dinah Dunavan
dunavans@es.co.nz
Dunedin
New Zealand
23 July 1999
Dear all

I have just got hold of, and transcribed, my GGrandmother's memiors. My GGma, GGfather, great uncle and grandmother (Mary (Robertson), Henry, Lucas and Muriel Hunt) lived on Ocean Island for a year until March 1910.

My GGpa was a plumber and helped lay a sewerage line for the phosphate company. My GGma describes her year on Ocean Is. as "the happiest year of my life". She describes a life that must have been idyllic for a white woman used to the hard work and cold of Dunedin, NZ in the 1900's.

If anyone is particularly interested in what Mary (Robertson) Hunt wrote I would be happy to email a copy of that section of her momiors.

I am also hopeful that other family members have photgraphs of the time the family spent there. Or that someone out there has some pictures relevant to that period.

Regards
Dinah


Jordi Abentin
jabentin.y@tvcatalunya.com
Barcelona
Catalonia
02 June 1999
Got really happy with Banaban page, realizing that this net would allow world wide comunities to be known, and surely work as a fantastic tool to survive and keep identity also. I'm a Cameraman working in TV3 (Television of Catalonia), and since I first v isited Australia + some islands in the Pacific, I got to know and love the native people and their particular situation between changing-preserving. I do understand this hard work specially because I'm from a little cultural comunity (Catalans) who it has been constantly fighting and working to keep our language and identity up....difficult issue in Europe where some big cultural groups try hard to homogenize, always (of course) through their linguistical/cultural patterns.
So, this is to encourage and ....good on you !!!!


Anka Novak
anka_novak@hotmail.com

Slovenia, Europe
21 May 1999
I'm fascinated by pacific islands. As I was surfing on the internet I found your page. It's the first time I heard about your beautiful people and culture. I'm an environmentalist, so I started crying when I read about the history of your people. I often wonder where does all the agression and malice in a white man come from. Why should we fight nature, when it can give us the paradise! ANKA


Hazel Dunn
purplehaze@cwcom.net
Seafield, West Lothian
Scotland
10 May 1999
I have just discovered you very interesting site, and I must say how much I have enjoyed reading it. I am very interested in small islands throughout the world. I would hope that one day I could visit your wonderul island.


christian aldridge
zcfap42@ucl.ac.uk

england
28 April 1999
Hi, I am an art student in London who would love to come and visit you. If anyone can help me out in any way I would be most grateful. See you soon.


Ruthann
ragoodwin@airmail.net
Dallas, Texas
USA
19 April 1999
Was really nice to find a site on Fiji. I lived Lacala(?)Beach, Suva for nearly 2 yrs, near Dominion Timber. I loved the island and its people, was sorry to have to come back to the states. I remember many individuals and the city of Suva as being very friendly and courteous to me. Spent many days at nearby villiages.
I have thought of Fiji numerous times since I left. Somehow I have a feeling I will return one day.

I loved the radio stories I use top hear. Can't get anything like that back in the states. Keep up the good work. Oh, hello General Rabuka!


David Stanley
travel@moon.com
Chico, California
U.S.A.
17 April 1999
The 5th edition of my Fiji Handbook is now available. The whole book has been intensively revised and it now includes detailed website and e-mail directories. I hope you find it useful. For more information, go to Amazon.com or http://www.moon.com/catalog /fiji.html


Stacey King & Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
31 March 1999
RADIO ENTHUSIASTS WORLWIDE

Can anyone confirm if the CHEZ expedition is still on Banaba and broadcasting with other Radio operators.

We are desperate to hear news of the current DROUGHT situation on the island and the rumours that the Banaban population has drastically dropped from 500 at the end of 1997 to between 100-200 people. Has the new water truck arrived from Tarawa to replace the old one?

Can one of our radio people please try and confirm this information with their radio contacts on Banaba and get back to us with any news of current situation.

Could you also convey a message that Ken & Stacey from Rabi and Australlia send their Love & Best Wishes to all their family and friends.


Gordy Gale KA6CVE
ggale@pacbellnet
North Hollywood, California
USA
31 March 1999
I found your site after a contact on 10 meters with T33RD on 30 March from Banaba Island.
The Czech Republic DX expedition is really doing a great job. Good luck on your rebuilding,
and all the best.


Wayne G Johnson
k9mif@coredcs.com
Plover, Wi 54467-9526
USA
29 March 1999
GreatSite, found it after talking to Chezk Amateur Radio Operators on Banaba Mar 27, Got my interst up so went browsing. Hope the Island can be restored to at least part of its original condition. Good Luck . What a beautiful group of Islands.


Lillian Ululani Harwood
ululani@primenet.com
Mesa, Arizona
United States
25 March 1999
Thank you for enlightening me. I found this page by accident and being a native islander myself, knowing how the white man has overtaken my homeland both in Samoa and Hawaii, I am very sympathetic for your peoples. I would like to know what an individua l like myself may do to be of assistance to your people? Please respond at your convenience. Mahalo and Aloha


Stacey King
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
23 March 1999
Tyler in answer to your question on the MESSAGE BOARD -

Suva is the capital of Fiji. Nadi is the town where the International Airport is.


Beau
placedo53@hotmail.com

U.S.A.
23 March 1999
I like to write to people across country so write back.

Age:12


Tyler


Australia
23 March 1999
What is the capitol of Fiji?


Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
17 March 1999
Please look to Latest Rabi and Latest Banaba News sections for updates on the Drought crisis in Banaba and Tarawa, and latest news reports coming out of Fiji about the Rabi Council's plans for 2000 Celebrations on Rabi Island. Would like to receive feedb ack on this MESSAGE BOARD over the news items raised.


sal kumar
skumar87@hotmail.com

usa
11 March 1999
Hello,
Great website with lots of information.
Born and raised in Suva, Fiji Islands, now residing in US.
Have a nice day


Casey
RupertG719@aol.com
Baltimore, Maryland
USA
08 March 1999
Hello everyone!! I am 14 years old and from the US. I like penpalling and would like to have a penpal from Banaba, through email or snail mail. I lke sports, music and learning about different cultures, as well as diving, sailing and swimming. Thanks, hop e to hear from someone soon!!


Author Rachael Paulson
mike1rae@.com

USA
02 March 1999
Hi everyone. I was so excited to visit your site. I am an environmental childrens author who is workin on a book about phosphate mining and the need for reclamation. I travel to schools doing workshops for children on the topic of recycling at this time . My research on mining and reclamation has just begun. I would love to hear fom anyone out there. Rachael Paulson


MANUELA PIZZI
MOONLALA@ YAHOO.COM

USA
23 February 1999
HELLO, I AM AN AMERICAN STUDENT INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING
ABOUT YOU. IF YOU WANT TO TALK OR NEED HANDS ON HELP WITH
ANYTHING LET ME KNOW

LOVE


Jaromir Amadeus Masa
starmans@bohem-net.cz
CZ-186 00, PRAGUE 8 - Karlin
Czech republic
18 February 1999
Dear friends. It is phantastic to connect you. The biggest happiness
is to find at the last html living men and women (no institutions) and their photos. I am linguist from Central Europe, country without any sea. I am graduated in eastern languages and like music. Now I am trying to get touch with somebody from Pacific an d perhaps to study here pacific language. I wish to stay in touch with you. Not only me, but also quite many children and pupils from the schools. I am expecting your e-mails. God luck for everybody reading this message. Jaromir.


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
13 February 1999
Hai!!I am very fine. My wife Noriko also and my san 'You' Baby Boy also fine. This year will be very nice to all of us.
I will be FIJI this year.
I want to visit Rabi soon.
Everyday I thisnking Banaban and all of my friends in Pacific.


Alan Vaughan
vaughan@eye.softnet.co.uk
Gloucestershire
England
13 February 1999
Sorry typo on my email address in the last message - (softney not softney)
regards AV


Alan Vaughan
vaughan@eye.softney.co.uk
Gloucestershire
England
13 February 1999
Hello - I visited both Banaba and Nauru as a Radio Officer with Bank Line on the phosphate trade in1960s. I am now am independent filmmaker and looking into the possibility of making a documentary on the history and development of both islands. I understa nd the last shipment of phosphate is due to leave Nauru in 2000. Is there a way in which this can be confirmed? Any contacts would be appreciated
Best wishes AV


Tomwa Baitika Tehumu
Tehumu@hotmail.com

Hawaii
11 February 1999
Mauri to you all.
The Home Page is very interesting to me for me to know more
about our Banaban brothers and sisters.
I am from Kiribati Tarawa. My grandfather who is from Tuvalu
spent most of his roronga life on Banaba
with some of his family members. I am glad I have to know
more about you.

Keep in touch.


Sepola Maatusi
sepola@hotmail.com

USA
10 February 1999
Talofa! My name is Sepola and I was born in Ocean Island in 1974. My parents and grandparents worked there for some years before we went back to Tuvalu in 1979. This is a very nice web site but I would like to more about this project.
Malo!...and Fakafetai lasi.


Chiba Human Rights Education Center
chibajinken@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
04 February 1999
Dear every body.
New century will comming soon.
Rabi island is one of island which cross dateline.
Only 3 islands has dateline around the world.
Vanua Leve, Tabeuni and Rabi island.
Banabans are fastest people to meet new century on this world.
Japanese people who met banabans and Mr.Manabu Kitaguchi are thinking Banabans every day.
We want keep contact with people around the world sama as last year.
Best Regards.


Rifat Behar
rifbeh@bnet.net.tr

Turkey
31 January 1999
Hello everybody. I am a stamp collector. I'd be very grateful to anyone who can add some used Banaban stamps for my collection.

Best wishes. Thank you


Paulo Kia'i O Hawaii
Kia-i@vbc-mail.com
Vancouver,B.C.
Canada
25 January 1999
Bula, I am working on an annual South Pacific Festival in Canada.I will forward a couple of Press Releases to you so you have some info. Kia'i


Andrew Stewart
viking@servcom.com.au
Perth
Australia
20 January 1999
My name is Andrew Stewart and I am very proud to say that I was born on Ocean Island in August 1966. My fathers name is Don Stewart and he was a medical officer on the island at the time. I have just found this web site and I am delighted to see some fami liar sights from my childhood. My lifes dream is to one day sail back to Banaba and revisit the place where I was born. I am also very interested in helping in any way I can towards the cause of the Banaban people and their wish to return Banaba to its fo rmer beauty. It would also be great to hear from anyone else who may have lived on the island during the seventies and may even know my family. Best regards, A.Stewart


David A. Hough
hough@gol.com
Yokohama
Japan
20 January 1999
Hi, my name is David Hough. I teach at Shonan Institute of Technology in Fujisawa, Japan, and have a background in Micronesian studies going back to the early 70s at the East-West Center, where I worked in Nauruan. I later did work in Belau and most rec ently in the FSM in Kosrae. My limited knowledge of Banaba comes mainly from Nauruans. Hope to go to Kiribati this summer to see about doing research/helping in areas generally related to learning and culture, preservation of local languages, incorporat ion of oral histories, traditional crafts, etc., into K-12 school curricula, etc. Would be interested in knowing of anyone interested in/having background in these areas in Kiribati.


BRUCE J AMIRAULT
pubnico@nsy.library.ns.ca
BOX 33, LOWER EAST PUBNICO
NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA, BOW 2AO
20 January 1999
SHOULD ANYONE IN NEED A AQUACULTURE CONSULTANT, OR MARINE CONSULTANT. KEEP ME IN MIND. IM LOOKING ONLY TO PASS ON MY KNOW HOW TO ANYONE TTHAT NEEDS HELP. I CAN TEACH AS WELL. I UNDERSTAND YOUR COUTURE VERY WELL AND HAVE WORKED IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS BEFO RE. FIJI ISLANDS ETC. IM NOT LOOKING TO MAKE ANY GREAT AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WELL WORK TO HELP OTHERS OUT. IN MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED FAX 902 762 2446. I AM RET US ARMY IN 1984 AND GO FISHING HERE IN NOVA SCOTIA.


Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
26 December 1998
Merry Christmas to all our friends around the world.


Author Rachael Paulson
mike1rae@.com

USA
02 March 1999
Hi everyone. I was so excited to visit your site. I am an environmental childrens author who is workin on a book about phosphate mining and the need for reclamation. I travel to schools doing workshops for children on the topic of recycling at this time . My research on mining and reclamation has just begun. I would love to hear fom anyone out there. Rachael Paulson

MANUELA PIZZI
MOONLALA@ YAHOO.COM

USA
23 February 1999
HELLO, I AM AN AMERICAN STUDENT INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING
ABOUT YOU. IF YOU WANT TO TALK OR NEED HANDS ON HELP WITH
ANYTHING LET ME KNOW

LOVE


Jaromir Amadeus Masa
starmans@bohem-net.cz
CZ-186 00, PRAGUE 8 - Karlin
Czech republic
18 February 1999
Dear friends. It is phantastic to connect you. The biggest happiness
is to find at the last html living men and women (no institutions) and their photos. I am linguist from Central Europe, country without any sea. I am graduated in eastern languages and like music. Now I am trying to get touch with somebody from Pacific an d perhaps to study here pacific language. I wish to stay in touch with you. Not only me, but also quite many children and pupils from the schools. I am expecting your e-mails. God luck for everybody reading this message. Jaromir.


Manabu Kitaguchi
banabajp@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
13 February 1999
Hai!!I am very fine. My wife Noriko also and my san 'You' Baby Boy also fine. This year will be very nice to all of us.
I will be FIJI this year.
I want to visit Rabi soon.
Everyday I thisnking Banaban and all of my friends in Pacific.


Alan Vaughan
vaughan@eye.softnet.co.uk
Gloucestershire
England
13 February 1999
Sorry typo on my email address in the last message - (softney not softney)
regards AV


Alan Vaughan
vaughan@eye.softney.co.uk
Gloucestershire
England
13 February 1999
Hello - I visited both Banaba and Nauru as a Radio Officer with Bank Line on the phosphate trade in1960s. I am now am independent filmmaker and looking into the possibility of making a documentary on the history and development of both islands. I understa nd the last shipment of phosphate is due to leave Nauru in 2000. Is there a way in which this can be confirmed? Any contacts would be appreciated
Best wishes AV


Tomwa Baitika Tehumu
Tehumu@hotmail.com

Hawaii
11 February 1999
Mauri to you all.
The Home Page is very interesting to me for me to know more
about our Banaban brothers and sisters.
I am from Kiribati Tarawa. My grandfather who is from Tuvalu
spent most of his roronga life on Banaba
with some of his family members. I am glad I have to know
more about you.

Keep in touch.


Sepola Maatusi
sepola@hotmail.com

USA
10 February 1999
Talofa! My name is Sepola and I was born in Ocean Island in 1974. My parents and grandparents worked there for some years before we went back to Tuvalu in 1979. This is a very nice web site but I would like to more about this project.
Malo!...and Fakafetai lasi.


Chiba Human Rights Education Center
chibajinken@msn.com
Chiba
Japan
04 February 1999
Dear every body.
New century will comming soon.
Rabi island is one of island which cross dateline.
Only 3 islands has dateline around the world.
Vanua Leve, Tabeuni and Rabi island.
Banabans are fastest people to meet new century on this world.
Japanese people who met banabans and Mr.Manabu Kitaguchi are thinking Banabans every day.
We want keep contact with people around the world sama as last year.
Best Regards.


Rifat Behar
rifbeh@bnet.net.tr

Turkey
31 January 1999
Hello everybody. I am a stamp collector. I'd be very grateful to anyone who can add some used Banaban stamps for my collection.

Best wishes. Thank you


Paulo Kia'i O Hawaii
Kia-i@vbc-mail.com
Vancouver,B.C.
Canada
25 January 1999
Bula, I am working on an annual South Pacific Festival in Canada.I will forward a couple of Press Releases to you so you have some info. Kia'i


Andrew Stewart
viking@servcom.com.au
Perth
Australia
20 January 1999
My name is Andrew Stewart and I am very proud to say that I was born on Ocean Island in August 1966. My fathers name is Don Stewart and he was a medical officer on the island at the time. I have just found this web site and I am delighted to see some fami liar sights from my childhood. My lifes dream is to one day sail back to Banaba and revisit the place where I was born. I am also very interested in helping in any way I can towards the cause of the Banaban people and their wish to return Banaba to its fo rmer beauty. It would also be great to hear from anyone else who may have lived on the island during the seventies and may even know my family. Best regards, A.Stewart


David A. Hough
hough@gol.com
Yokohama
Japan
20 January 1999
Hi, my name is David Hough. I teach at Shonan Institute of Technology in Fujisawa, Japan, and have a background in Micronesian studies going back to the early 70s at the East-West Center, where I worked in Nauruan. I later did work in Belau and most rec ently in the FSM in Kosrae. My limited knowledge of Banaba comes mainly from Nauruans. Hope to go to Kiribati this summer to see about doing research/helping in areas generally related to learning and culture, preservation of local languages, incorporat ion of oral histories, traditional crafts, etc., into K-12 school curricula, etc. Would be interested in knowing of anyone interested in/having background in these areas in Kiribati.


BRUCE J AMIRAULT
pubnico@nsy.library.ns.ca
BOX 33, LOWER EAST PUBNICO
NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA, BOW 2AO
20 January 1999
SHOULD ANYONE IN NEED A AQUACULTURE CONSULTANT, OR MARINE CONSULTANT. KEEP ME IN MIND. IM LOOKING ONLY TO PASS ON MY KNOW HOW TO ANYONE TTHAT NEEDS HELP. I CAN TEACH AS WELL. I UNDERSTAND YOUR COUTURE VERY WELL AND HAVE WORKED IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS BEFO RE. FIJI ISLANDS ETC. IM NOT LOOKING TO MAKE ANY GREAT AMOUNT OF MONEY AND WELL WORK TO HELP OTHERS OUT. IN MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED FAX 902 762 2446. I AM RET US ARMY IN 1984 AND GO FISHING HERE IN NOVA SCOTIA.


Ken Sigrah
banaban@ion.com.au
Gold Coast
Australia
26 December 1998
Merry Christmas to all our friends around the world.

 
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