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This letter is beautifully hand written. The script. But because it is very old (88 years) and was folded in 5 parts and punched with a small punch, opening it means there are about 12 fortunately small holes, but in addition there are small tears, and as it was in pencil it is now very hard to make out the words although some seem fairly clear. I used lights and a magnifying glass. I have copied it and written it out to type here. Some words are extremely hard to make out. For…Continue
I am doing a large project which I call 'The Infinite Project'. It involves all media and all aspects of things at least in theory. However one aspect has brought me via one thread of it, the personal, to some letters.
Initially I was going to use my father's letters and a few others etc and some of my mothers. However I have now found and am 'revolving around' her and my grandfather's time in Banaba before WWII.
Various letters, mostly from English or…Continue
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 21, 2014)
The people of Banaba island in Kiribati have expressed their concerns about delays in the completion of a boat being built by the government. The Kiribati Independent reports it has been four years since the project began. The boat, which is big enough to run between Banaba and the capital Tarawa regularly, will help ease problems of food shortages on the island. The boat-building manager of the…Continue
We accepted the Banaban people when they were forced to leave Ocean Island [Banaba] because of the pressure of phosphate mining there.
"These people now live in Fiji but have their own seat in the Parliament of Kiribati. And if necessary, we will do it again.
People Of Kiribati Welcome To Live In Fiji: Ratu Epeli
Fiji president gives speech during state visit in Tarawa
By Nemani Delaibatiki
SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Sun, Feb. 12, 2014) – The…Continue
Kam na mauri, and FYI Banaban friends, my book "Consuming Ocean Island: stories of people and phosphate from Banaba" is on Amazon. It will be released in September this year.
Update: 6:00PM GOVERNMENT aims to plant one million coconut plants by next year with the launch of its coconut replanting program on Rabi Island.
The program was launched by the Acting Commissioner North Alipate Bolalevu during the Rabi Day on Monday.
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Rehabilitation of the homeland - resource and information site
For the latest news and information direct from teachers and administration staff
Banaban Rehabilitation Campaign - Help Lobby the Australian Govt
An NGO of volunteers from the Banaban community based in Suva, Fiji.
Has now been operating for 16 years
Ideal if you want to send out messages to the entire group
Website hosted in Japan
Website hosted in UK
Website hosted in Chez Republic
ABARA BANABA BROCHURE - Free Downloads:
BANABAN REPORTS AND PAPERS You can download and read all the various Papers and Submissions that have been written on the Banabans and important issues relating to the Banabans today. Available for FREE download
For all those Banabans interested in learning more about BANABAN IDENTITY as written into Chapter IX of the Kiribati Constitution - here is a copy
An ONLINE preview copy of Banaban history book TE RII NI BANABA is now available for download and viewing from GOOGLE BOOKS.
Have a look at: Te Rii Ni Banaba - Google Books
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