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Please post your old Banaban historical photos here so people can contribute information and help identify their family elders. Great way to build Banaban history from the people themselves and share these ''moments in time'' with the future generations.
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Thanks to Takaniko Kaitetara Ruabete for getting this project started:
Tute Touakin Has now confirmed this photo Jan 2016.:
RABI COUNCIL OF LEADERS - The first elected on Rabi after arrival in 1945.
Front L-R: Kabanti, Rotan Tito, Mr Good, Tito Christopher, Aron
Back L-R: Kition Kamaata, Tebeke, Karuoteiti Christopher, Tikaua Taratai, Nakabuta, Ioteba Karebanga.
FRONT: Riakaina, Akata, Tebuke, Burentetabo Bakoa, the young boy could be Karuru Tekaki (not sure),
BACK: Nei Noa, Tekiare, Tarau, Rewi, Tebwa, Tamoa, Binaoro, Bakoa
Other possible ID for Back: Nei Noaa, Tarau,Rewi, Nan Tebaa,unknown
Uma Brass Band: Front L-R: Kaino, Atibeta Aselu, Tane Reo, Nanton, Temoai, Rutobu Maruia. Back L-R: Erekana, Mereki Tekinene, Ted Kwong, Tareta Hedstrom, Teweia Kiakia, Ioaba, Tekinawa, Bebeia
Rabi Scouts 1950's
Standing L-R: Apitiai Tabore, Tororo Sigrah, Kaitetara Takaniko, Kamoki Riakaina, Taake Tion, Samuelu Kaipati, Uatu Kaipati, Fiamalosi, Ruabou Ruabete, Tonana Tabore, Bakoa Oteniera.
Sitting L-R: Teiti Tetebano, Itiramatang Baikawa, Tawata Kenny, Teriota Tamton, Ekeaua Bubu, Uaieta, Eria Bureitetau, Teinimaki Tabao, Tekerau Taake, Taukaro (manen Nei Etete).
Buakonikai Church Elders early Rabi history
Front row, sitting L-R: unknown, Nei Meere Tieke, Rotan Tito, Nei Nnere Rotan, Nei Temoua, Nei Tireba Uriam.
Middle row: Nei Toaningeri, unknown, Bwenawa Uriam
Back row standing L-R: unknown, Rev. Maruia Titana, Terama Ioane, Rev. Uriam Karakaua, unknown, Motee Atikona (with hat), unknown, Pastor Baikawa, Iete of Uma village.
Banaban Dancing Group Rabi
Two Boys at Front L-R:
Front L-R: unknown, Tokanikai,
Second Row L-R:
Rabi Souts Group circ 1950's - The last Banaban born generation that formed Rabi settlement. (Now corrected and confirmed by Nei Tute Touakin Jan 2016)
Back Row L-R: Bakatokia, Ingitae, Samuelu, Kaintong, Nanton, Teikabua, Teai.
Front Row L-R: Buaka, Tebeke, Teia, Ioteba, Tororo, Uaieta.
Banaban Elders Rabi taken Rabi Guest House 1993 by Stacey King
Front Row L-R: Tekoti, Maata, Uoue
Back Row L-R: Keith Christopher, Are Moote, Kawara Eri, Tikaua, unknown, unkown, Kaiekieki Sigrah
Photo: Rabi Scout circ 1950s:
Comments on Rabi Scouts 1950s: The man identified as Kition is totally wrong for this simple reason - My grand-uncle Kition Kamaata was not that young as my father Ruabou (also in the photo), he was much much older. If Ruabou was still alive today he will be about the same age as my unty Nei Baitere or her elder sister Nei Noa who are Kition's daughters.
Mauri Takaniko I have changed Kition to UNKNOWN at this stage.
Takaniko Kaitetara Ruabete said:Comments on Rabi Scouts 1950s: The man identified as Kition is totally wrong for this simple reason - My grand-uncle Kition Kamaata was not that young as my father Ruabou (also in the photo), he was much much older. If Ruabou was still alive today he will be about the same age as my unty Nei Baitere or her elder sister Nei Noa who are Kition's daughters.
Back Row L-R after Keith Christopher , Are Moote.
Ko raba update done! Regards Stacey