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“Banaba-Ocean Island Chronicles: Private collections and indigenous record keeping proving fact from fiction” By Ken Sigrah Raobeia & Stacey M. King 2006

Paper presented by K. Sigrah at - The Pacific in Australia - Australia in the Pacific conference QUT, Carseldine campus, Brisbane, Australia 24 to 27 January 2006   - The Pacific and Australia - Australia in the Pacific; Humanities research - History

 

"Australia-Banaba Relations; the price of shaping a nation is now a call for recognition "  Written by Stacey King and co-presented by (co-presenter Raobeia Ken Sigrah) 2006

Paper presented  by S. King  at - The Pacific in Australia - Australia in the Pacific conference QUT, Carseldine campus, Brisbane, Australia 24 to 27 January 2006   - The Pacific and Australia - Australia in the Pacific; Humanities research - History

 

“Legacy of a Miner’s Daughter and Assessment of the Social Changes of the Banabans after Phosphate Mining on Banaba” by Stacey King and Ken Raobeia Sigrah 2004

Paper presented by S. King at  - ISLANDS of the WORLD VIII International Conference“ Changing Islands – Changing Worlds” 1-7 November 2004, Kinmen Island (Quemoy), Taiwan

 

“Economic Vulnerabilities – Banaban-Japanese Relations” Written by Paulo Vanualailai

Paper presented by Molly Amon at  - ISLANDS of the WORLD VIII International Conference“ Changing Islands – Changing Worlds” 1-7 November 2004, Kinmen Island (Quemoy), Taiwan

 

“Essentially Being Banaban in Today’s World: The Role of Banaban Law  TE RII NI BANABA’ (Backbone of Banaba) In A Changing World” Written by Ken Raobeia Sigrah and Stacey King

Paper presented by K. Sigrah  at  - ISLANDS of the WORLD VIII International Conference“ Changing Islands – Changing Worlds” 1-7 November 2004, Kinmen Island (Quemoy), Taiwan

 

“Cultural Identity of Banabans” Written by Stacey King and Ken Raobeia Sigrah

Paper presented by Iakoba Karutake  at  - ISLANDS of the WORLD VIII International Conference“ Changing Islands –

 Changing Worlds” 1-7 November 2004, Kinmen Island (Quemoy), Taiwan

 

ABARA BANABA launch at Amnesty International Australia’s Inaugural Human Rights Conference in Brisbane, Australia on 4-5 September 2004

Information and photographs of event attended by K. Sigrah & S. King

 

“Damage Report Cyclone Ami, Rabi Island, Fiji 13 January —13 Sept 2003” Compiled by Stacey M. King

Report presented to Margaret May Federal Member for McPherson - Australia Government October 2003

 

"The History of the Catholic Church and the Arrival of the Banabans on Rabi Island, Fiji – December 1945" Written by Joseph Taratai, Rabi Island September 2003  The background of the Catholic Church on Rabi Island written by a Banaban.

"The Catholic Preschool Fatima, Rabi Island" Written by Sister Bernadette, Rabi September 2003 Urgently need sponsor and help to rebuild their preschool. Sister Bernadette provides the history of the Sisters arrival on Rabi.

“One Minority People: A Report on the Banabans- Formerly of Banaba (Ocean Island)

Who were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji” Written and photographed by Gerard Hindmarsh November 2002

Report commissioned by UNESCO (Apia) Written and photographed by Gerard Hindmarsh , Freelance Journalist, New Zealand.

 

"Settlement of the Banabans on Rabi Island, Fiji and the L.M.S. Church" Written by the late Banaban Rev Temaka Benaia, 1991 Extracts: “The History of the Protestant Church in Banaban and Rabi “ -  a Final Project Thesis presented to the Faculty of Pacific Theological College by the late Temaka Benaia, September 1991 (Pages 53 – 56)

 

"Reflections of Home" by Paulo Vanualailai, Banaban/Fijian studying abroad in Japan 12 December 2002.  Another touching story by Paulo (Bauro - to his Banaban family) after a recent trip home because of tragedies in his family.

 

"Dreams of Home" by Paulo Vanualailai, Banaban/Fijian studying abroad in Japan 12 November 2001. These words are written by a Banaban about his yearning to see his island while living so far away in a foreign land.  Paulo’s touching words reflect the thoughts of many of the Banabans who are living aboard far away from their ancestral homeland Banaba and their new birthplace of Rabi

 "The Island of Yearning Has Sunken Below The Horizon"  by Kalle Dixelius" Newspaper article published on September 1 2001 by Swedish newspaper called 'Dagen Nyheter', which is the biggest morning-daily in Sweden, with a circulation of circa 4000,000 copies. (Translated into English)

Rehabilitation of Christmas Island - How it can be done!  With the latest news that the Kiribati Govt wants to destroy the rest of Banaba by re-mining for phosphate, read how a phosphate island can be rehabilitated - NOT DESTROYED! The article was published in two parts in the 'Rehabilitation Forum' of the 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. Part One appeared in Issue No. 15 May/June 1995, and Part Two in Issue No. 16 Jul/Aug 1995 

Rabi News Briefs - Archived  From 26 August 1997 to 1995 Summary 

State of Emergency Declared in Kiribati over Drought in Banaba and Tarawa  Copy of Radio transcript 

Coming Home to Banaba - Web page - BBC Documentary First broadcast August 1998 in UK  This site has a full copy of the documentary's transcript with photographs taken on the trip 

 The release of a CD by ABC TV - "Foreign Correspondent - WORLD MUSIC"  Featuring 2 Banaban songs recorded by the ABC crew during filming on Banaba and Rabi in Oct'95. CD's available from Monday 6th. April, 1998 

 

A Research Trip to Canberra written by Banaban, Ken Sigrah Appeared in Issue No. 27 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

Banaban Dance Group Tours Japan written by Manabu Kitaguchi, Japanese Rep. Banaban Heritage Society Inc Appeared in Issue No. 26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

Japan Tour Report By Banaban Dancing Group written by Cr Iakoba Karutaake - Rabi Island Council Representative from Tabwewa Village Appeared in Issue No. 26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

 

BANABAN - my Experience - Part 1 by Natalie Minnis, Scotland  Appeared in Issue No. 26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

 A BANABAN SUNRISE: Courtesy of Laritz Tours by Garry Hawkins, UK Appeared in Issue No.  26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

VOYAGE TO BANABA ‘Motley Crew’ In Successful Passage to Ocean Island by Motley Crew Member - Garry Hawkins, UK Appeared in Issue No. 26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

 

 DESTINATION RABI - Part 1 French Farce as ‘Motley Crew’ boards the S.O.F.E by Garry Hawkins, UK 

DESTINATION RABI - Part 2 Motley Crew Star in ‘Organised Chaos’ - by Garry Hawkins, UK  Appeared in Issue No. 26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

 

 Secretary’s Report ‘Homecoming ' 97 by Stacey King Appeared in Issue No. 26 'Banaba/Ocean Island News'. 

 What I Had to do to Get a Story Photograph only in 54k in .jpg Format 

 

My Homecoming Trip by Marion Laritz  Appeared in Issues No 26 'Banaban/Ocean Island News'. Includes a 29k image in .jpg Format 

 

 The Pacific Coastwatchers  by Alan Mccarthy 

Looking For Corporate Sponsorship for HOMECOMING TRIP - July 1997 by Stacey King, Secretary, Banaban Heritage Society Inc.  

 

Banaban Documentary Airs on Japanese TV by Manabu Kitaguchi, Society Representative Japan  

Visiting Banaba For The First Time by Stacey King  Appeared  Issue No.24 'Banaba/Ocean Island News' Jan/Feb/Mar 1997 

 

Rabi Elects New Council  Appeared 2nd December '96 'Fiji Times' 

 Rabi Rows Over Woman Elder  Appeared 4th December '96 'Fiji Times' 

Rabi Pins Its Hopes On Teaiwa Appeared 7th December '96 'Fiji Times' 

Computers Come To Rabi Island by Dan Bridges Appeared Nov, 1996 'Significant Bits' Computer Magazine. 

 Newsclipping - Appeared in 'Gold Coast Bulletin' This is a large Image file .jpg Format and could take a while to download. 7th. November, 1996 

 The Forgotten People of the Pacific' by Stacey King, Founder and Secretary Banaban Heritage Society Inc. 11th. October, 1996 

 Discovering The Truth About Japanese Involvement with the Banaban People' by Manabu Kitaguchi, Japanese Representative   Banaban Heritage Society Inc. 6th. October, 1996