Banaban Voice

News and information service for Banaban Network Worldwide!

I wish to know who was the first child born on Rabi after the landing....or settlement on December 15, 1945.  My older sister, the late Roere Pilitati Hiram, was born December 19, 1945. Does anyone know if there was a child born between December 15 to 19?  I understand there was a child born on the ship.


The Dec 15 celebrations every year is a two-fold happiness for me: the Banabans birthday and my sister's birthday on Rabi!!! But I just wonder...may be there is someone out there that was born before Dec 19.

Views: 150

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I heard that the two ladies Nei Rambi & Nei Bimra were born on the 15th - they were named after Rambi Is



Could you confirm their date of birth?  I think Tion and Nei Ruku were born on the boat....but Nei Rambi and Bimra were born on Rabi but  I wonder whats their exact dates.  Thanks Biara and catch you soon.

Mauri Pelenise,

Sorry for late reply but I have talked with Bimra and she said she was born in 1947.

Happy New Year Biara


Thanks for confirming Bimbra's birth date.  If you have time to ask Aboria for Nei Rabi's date of birth, it would be wonderful.  I will also try to get infor when I get to Suva next week.  It is so cold here in Sacramento, USA.  A wrong place to be at this time of the year.


Thanks also for the news from home even though they are sad news!  Life goes on...nothing stop because someone dies.  So we, who are alive...will continue the great work our elders have done.


Kind regards and best wishes,





Visiting Rabi and Ocean Island

Started by brian russell in Banaban Issues. Last reply by Stacey King Apr 16. 7 Replies

Homecoming to Banaba

Started by Christina Maree Buchanan in Banaban Issues Jun 27, 2019. 0 Replies

Slides of Banaba from the 1960's

Started by Dominic Kaukas in Banaban Issues. Last reply by Stacey King Jun 13, 2019. 1 Reply



Help Rabi Women's Organisation in Fiji by purchasing RABI HANDMADE VIRGIN COCONUT OIL locally in Suva, Fiji



for more details



Radio Links

Bwanan Rabi Radio

(10pm Fiji Time 1&2nd Monday each month)

Live Broadcast

© 2020   Created by Stacey King.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service