Thanks for the welcome to your new site. Rest assured Ruth and I will continue to raise the awareness of the Banaban, people particularly on Rabi Island whom the people there Ruth and I have such fond memories of. Do you remember interpreting for me one Friday evening at the church camp ? back in 1986 ?
This is a great new site for keeping in contact, I will eventually copy our blog site to this one. Thanks again and have a happy new year love John and Ruth
Thanks for the welcome Ken. And thanks too for letting me know that the Banaban dubbed copies of the programme got to Banaba. I always knew they would but didn't know when. It's really gratifying to think of them being there. I guess the Homecoming Visit must seem like a very long time ago to the people on Banaba. It certainly seems a long time ago to me! But the memories are fresh.
These are Ken's photos from this weeks Woodford Festival here in Australia. Over 120,000 will attend this festival over 6 days between 27Dec to Jan 1. The whole place becomes a tent city with more than 80,000 people camping there. Some great cultural performances. Ken is going to upload some music clips today; Aboriginal, African and this new age performer called THE 1 GUY! Really wierd music and instrument but great sounds and beat! The younger kids go wild when he performes.
Mauri Ken & Stancey,
Thanks a million for creating a website for Banaban Voice. Surely it has restored a communication link with others and their families in expressing their views and concerns. No doubt that this will attract the interest of many to join as members.
Have a wonderful and enyoyable year 2009.