"Some thoughts about this project, which is obviously an excellent one, which I would like to support.
Phoning a number in Rabi to to "find out more about making donations" is simply not realistic.
Would it be possible for you to set up a…"
Those 12 years have just raced by! By the way, Barbara and I got married in January (after 17 years living together) - it was Leap Year last year and Barbara took the opportunity to propose on 29th February. We squeezed the wedding into the…"
It's been 12 years since we did the Home Coming trip to Banaba yet Stacey and I are still waitng for your visit to Oz with Barbara. In regard to the artefacts at Pitt Rivers do you think a short Banaban history, say a paragraph or…"
"I am in total agreement with you Jeremy. As much as we want to take back what belongs to us, I am afraid that bringing them back will open up avenues of the artefacts being stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Not withstanding 'world class…"
"I'm afraid you'll have to approach the Museum about that.
But if they go to Rabi, how many people will ever see them? In Oxford they can show off one aspect of Banaban culture to many tens of thousands of visitors every year."
Yes, thanks Stacey - that is a memorable photo of a memorable afternoon! In case anyone wonders - I sacrificed my raincoat to keep my TV camera dry! That's the furry grey microphone cover sticking out. I'd gone with Laritz family to the site of their old "camp" on the beach, and had videoed Marion swimming - that was one of those shots that turned out later to match a shot in the Laritz family video! While we were at the beach it started to rain, and rain, and rain...
Sorry Jeremy but I had to upload this photo of you taken on Banaba. It is a classic and brings back such fond memories. You can definitely say that 'we brought rain to Banaba' during the Homecoming Trip.
Welcome aboard the news group. It's been a long long time since you and I contact each other in person so I will say here 'kona mauri'. Also I would like to thank you, Grant MacCall and people your end of the world for allowing us to voice over your documentary 'Coming home to Banaba'. Grant, Max and I went to Rabi for the 15th December this year's comemoration and left copies of the 'Home Coming' (in Kiribati language) back there. Once again thanks heaps. Stacey and I wish you and Barbara a very Happy New Year. Keep in touch,cheers.