rotumans in south australia

...noa'ia 'e ma'uri...

News & Messages From The Community...


Pssst...figalelei ma fure'i email ne 'ea se aus kainaga webesite te'isi ...

From rotumasa-Ade_(23/12/2012)

se aus kainaga tutu atakoa aus noa'ia


hanisiof ma alalum-Gagaja la alalum'akia aus atakoa, noa'ia


From rotumasa-Ade_(11/05/2011)

se aus gagaj tutu atakoa noa'ia

the planned Rotuma Day celebrations has been postponed due to unsteady weather but be on the lookout for future updates.

fai'eksea ma aus la alalum pau...


From rotumasa-Ade_(15/04/2011)

Se aus kainaga tutu atakoa, aus noaía é mauri…

Another celebration is in the pipelines for next month so am just sending out my feelers to find out if you and your family as well as friends (in terms of numbers) are able to come and celebrate Rotuma Day in similar fashion to what we had in 2007. It is planned to have a BBQ at Civic Park, Modbury, BBQ meats will be supplied but BYO salads and drinks would be much appreciated. Invites are open and numbers attending would be helpful for catering. Venue and dates are open for discussions but would need to be finalised by end of month. The option at the moment is as per below:

Date: Sat 14/05/2011

Time: 1100 till whenever…

Venue: Civic Park, Modbury (if weather permits)

BYO: salads and drinks

Invites: open to family and friends. RSVP numbers attending for catering purposes.


These are just mere suggestions and like I’ve said is open for ideas that would be suitable for the majority. Your feedback would be most welcome. Hopefully this will be finalised by the end of the month with confirmation either emailed or a phone call away.

FYI…known Rotumans currently residing in Adelaide (SA?) are as per listed:

Doug & Carol-Modbury

Maria & Family-Modbury

Ma & Steve-Ridgehaven

Anselm & Leah-Anglevale

Seforana & Jane-Anglevale

Erick Kenedy-Adelaide

Onnie & Betty Hanfakaga-Valley View

Michael Leo & Family-Port Adelaide

Henry & Meriama-Golden Grove

Isireli & Jade-Greenwith

Luise Michael-Tranmere

Clinton & Family-Murray Bridge

There could be others that I do not know of-figalelei ma let me know so as to update register. Contact emails & phone numbers would be fantastic.

Noa'ia 'e garue lelei ma haihanisige.

Faiéksae ma te man ti… God Bless.


Alalum pau...

Henry Michael

0405 016 956

figalelei ma hasa ukamea   to contact me...

From Maureen-Fj_(16/04/10)

Frentina is a rotuman law student at the university of the south pacific and fiji national womans chess champion.

Blog: Pacific Islander
Post: Schoolmates Carry Fiji Flag

Fantastic achievement - faiéksea Maureen for passing this item on...CONGRATULATIONS Frentina and best wishes for the future...rotuma sa

From Gus Raddock-Adelaide_(07/04/10)



REG NO: A39198                                ABN: 19 023 757 561



 Bula all,

This is an appeal for retired hospital equipment such as manual/motorised wheelchairs, commodes, barouches, manually adjustable hospital beds/mattresses, continence aids or other medical equipment desperately needed by hospitals, facilities and persons with disabilities in Fiji.

If anyone in your network has access or are disposing of such items from hospitals, nursing homes or other organisations here in Adelaide please forward this email on to them.We have earmarked a shipping container to leave here as soon as  .... 

 I can be contacted at this email or on my mobile 0417835552.

Thanking you all in anticipation.

Gus Raddock

Charity Coordinator

From rotumasouthaustralia-Adelaide_(18/03/10)

The Fiji Cyclone Appeal, launched by ANZ and Fiji Times, kicks off this morning. Donations can be made at any ANZ branch worldwide.

Give to the Fiji Cyclone Appeal:

  • ANZ Account # 10616461
  • ANZ Fiji Swift Code is: ANZBFJFX
  • BSB is: 010890 (ANZ House)

All money raised will be donated to the Fiji Red Cross Society for Cyclone Tomas relief efforts.

..extract from the Fiji Times Online_18/03/2010... on image for full story...


From Gus Raddock-Adelaide_(17/03/10)







DATE:  20th MAR 2010


.........  INNER CITY VENUE ........

DINNER 7.30-10.00pm









OR MOBILE 0417835552




From Leah-NZ_(12/03/10)

Hi there, my name is Leah,
I am just emailing to say I have just started a group on facebook called "Rotuman Connections". It is for those who feel or are connected to Rotuma. I was born and bred in New Zealand but still have a love for my fathers home land and its culture. I set up this page up to find others who feel the same, its a chance to share information on facebook and promote what Rotumans have done or are doing throughout the world.
I believe this will be beneficial for others who like me are brought up in a different county but yet love to learn and know more about thier roots and its people. If you are on facebook please join this group, post events/news, photos etc at the moment it is only small but am hoping that others will join and communicate information through it.
Great website by the way!:)

From Lorna Yakopo-Melb_(05/02/10)

Hi, my name is Lorna Yakopo and am trying to trace my Rotuman side. Daughter or

John Yakopo Jnr and grand-daughter of John Yakopo Snr also spelt (Iakopo) his also

known as John Rock&Roll !! My grandfather has one brother named Aisake & sister Tonu as far as i know Nana Tonu married a Montu and they resided in Nabua, Fiji. All of which have now passed away so would appreciate any additional information at this stage.

 Am trying to find out if i have relatives out there that may be able to give a history

of my family or anyone that can point me in the right direction?

I know im from Malhaha just not too sure exactly which village in that District.

 I would love to visit Rotuma one day soon but want to learn more about where my family is from before i decide to go.

 If anyone is related to me or has any info please contact me on the email below.

 Look forward to making contact.


Lorna Yakopo


From Nelson do Nacimento_(28/09/09)

Soccer in Rotuma 
Hello Dear Sirs/Madams,

Is it possible to get from you the email address or other usefull contact of the
Rotuma Soccer Association or the entity responsible for the football in Rotuma?

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Nelson do Nascimento

From Wilson Michael_Lautoka, Fj (22/09/09)

Funeral Notice

Desmond Versoni Arpana Michael 13 September 1927 – 21 September 2009 

Mr. Desmond Versoni Michael passed away peacefully at his residence at Mendhi Place, Waiyavi. Lautoka yesterday.

He is survived by his loving wife Ravai, children - Wilson and Jane Michael, Henry and Meriama Michael, John and Geraldine Michael, and Seforosa and Ralph Carroll, and grandchildren – Seforosa, Fatiaki, Luise, Sera, Amoe, Isireli, Jayde, Trae, Natasha, Ebony, Jayde and Sarah.

It is proposed that the condolence gathering will be held at 4 Mendhi place Lautoka on Friday 25th September 2009. It is expected that the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at the El Elohe Methodist Church in Lautoka, and burial at the Tavakubu cemetery following the service.

Confirmation of the tentative funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Condolence messages may be emailed to wilsonmichael@

Telephone contact: 6663498

Psalm 121: 6 “The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in forevermore”


Video Clip

From Henry Michael_Adelaide (19/09/09)

Congratulations to Seforosa Sainimili Michael
A dinner cruise on the Penrith Platypus Cruise, Penrith was held on the 19/09/2009 in celebration of Sef's Uni achievement as she graduated with a BSc Elect Eng. Sef is the daughter of Wilson & Jane Michael of Rifle Range, Suva. This dinner cruise took us into the Blue Mountains National Park and floodlights the spectacular Nepean Gorge for our viewing pleasure during dinner. It was a fantastic and interesting night out to catch up and share with each other and it reminded me of the days at Morris St, Ltka.Families from interstate and including Sef's parents from Fiji were present for this joyous occassion. A night to remember... 

From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (10/09/09)


It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Uncle George Nillson (Sydney-10/09/2009) and our deepest sympathy to Aunty Rita, Linda, Amoe, Sonja and their families.

To the Nillson Families (Sydney, Swed)

and on behalf of the Rotuman Community (Adelaide, SA)

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy and as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.”.

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Husband, Dad and Grand Dad.

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.



From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (06/05/09)


Rev Seforosa Carroll graduated with a Master of Theology with Honours at the Great Hall, University of Sydney on Saturday May 2nd, 2009.

Sef is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate scholarship Award and is currently doing her PhD on Christian theologies of other faiths in the Australian context.

Before undertaking her PhD studies Sef was a minister in a congregational placement in Caves Beach and as Chaplain to MLC School, Burwood, a Uniting Church day school for girls. Sef is currently Chair of the Uniting Church National Assembly Relations with Other Faiths, a visiting lecturer at the United Theological College and Administrator of the Association of Oceanian Women Theologians (Manahine Pasefika).

Sef is married to Ralph and they have a daughter Sarah.


From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (09/04/09)

Se aus gagaj tutu atakoa, noa’ia ‘e mauri ...


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it,but to save it" John 3:16

Easter holiday, is a celebration of the resurrection of Christ!
A celebration of the resurrection of  Christ

Jesus Christ, The Son of God, bled and died for us in a sacrifice.

This Spring day's celebrated, generally in the month of April.
All of the bright and pretty colors, of the Easter outfits with frills.

Women and children will wear their Easter bonnets.
In the Spring, you'll hear the various musical sonnets.

April will bring many rain showers.
That'll bring us various beautiful flowers.

One special flower for this day is the Easter Lily.
It's color is white, and yet snowy & milky.

The birds will sing their songs of praise.
As we begin to feel the warmth of the sun's rays.

As we say "Goodbye" to the winter's gloom,
The flowers and trees have already begun to bloom.

All of life's beauty, The Lord created, for us all to share.
Spring breezes begin to flow, sending fragrances through the air.

The winter's thawing will let the rivers, lakes, and streams rise and flow.
The beauty of the Earth will make us all feel aglow!

Farmers and gardeners will start to hoe.
And then they'll begin to sow.

On Sundays, we'll hear the various church bells ring.
Let's be grateful for the LORD, let's rejoice and sing.

If it wasn't for the Lord, we wouldn't have anything!




Fãiåk se’ea ne Gagaja la alalum'ak te' ne 'aus tutu 'atakoa.


From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (15/03/09)

New addition to the Fatiakis

CONGRATULATIONS to Anselm and Leah Fatiaki of Craigmore on the birth of their son Tamiana John, delivered at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Saturday 07/03/2009. Mum and son doing well with Dad over the moon. New grand parents Seforana and Jane of Canberra were here for the birth and are so wrapped with the birth of their mapiga. Sandy (Leah's mum) and family also travelled all the way from Mckay for this occassion and to lend support to the new parents. From the Rotuman Community_SA, we wish you all well, God Bless ma alalum pau...Gagaja la alalum'uak aus ma au konohoag'ta...

video link...

pics link...


From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (10/03/09)


Ko Sasiag Elai ma au konohoag’ta


It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of your Dad and our deepest sympathy to you and your families.


To The Semisi and Fonmoa Families (Alice Springs, Sydney, Fj)

and on behalf of the Rotuman Community (Adelaide, SA)

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

“What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch,

we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye,

but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived.

And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”.

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Dad, our Uncle.

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

And the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.




From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (09/03/09)

Visitors to SA

Seforana  and Jane Fatiaki-here for a couple of weeks visiting their son Anselm, and daughter-in law, Leah.

Fiu and his family-recently relocated from Melbourne to Adelaide due to work commitments.

it is fantastic to have you all with us. a welcoming bbq was held on sat 07/03/2009 hosted by the kaiparas and michaels and definitely a whole lot of catching up, faiáksea ma aus la alalum pau...

video link...

pics link...


From Henry Michael_Adelaide (28/02/09)

Mapiga Trae's First Haircut_09/02/2009

Trae Isireli Bera's first haircut was performed at their home at Parafireld Gardens, SA_09/02/2009. this was attended to by close family and friends and saw the traditional seating, the origins of this culture, the blessings and finally the celebration. this ancient tradition, symbolises a future of good health and happy living. Trae is the first child of Isireli and Jade. an evening enjoyed by all present.

video link...

pics link...

hanisiof...Henry, Meriama & the gang

From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (24/02/09)

Farewell to Luise Michael_09/02/2009

a farewell dinner was hosted by isireli and jade to farewell their sister and sister-in-law, luise as she embarks on a european-us tour that will take her away from home for the best part of the year. luise graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism from unisa in 2008 and has decided to travel the world and hopefully gain experience in those travels. the dinner was attended by close family and friends and included the venables and michaels of adelaide. it was hard to say good-bye but we all wish her well and a spirit filled journey. take care and God Bless...luise leaves for the UK 10/02/2009

video link...


From Henry Michael_Adelaide (27/01/09)

Lou & Eddie Riedel-Jan 22, 2009

Lou and Eddie Riedel stopped over in Adelaide and paid us a visit. It was great to have them here and to reminisce the good old Lautoka days of the ‘70’s and ‘80’s over an Aussie bbq. This was the final leg of their Aussie holiday which have taken them to Tasmania, Canberra, Adelaide and back home to Perth. To you both, thanks for the good times, have a safe journey home and hanisif to the boys.

Pics Link… 


Henry, Meriama and the gang_Adelaide

From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (16/01/09)

Peofa Tigarea, Suva Fj_Jan, 2009

The youngest son of Aisake and Faga Tigarea, Suva Fj made a two week stop over in Adelaide and shown the sights of this great SA state much to his delight. Peofa holds the junior discus record in the coca cola games and currently attends Marist Brothers High. Congratulations on this achievement and we wish him well for the future. A well deserved break Peofa ma alalum pau…

Pics Link...


Tigarea hurls a beauty

(Compliments of Fiji Times Online_April 27, 2008)


Peofa Tigarea of Marist Brothers High School shows the style which saw him win the discus and break the record in the junior grade. ROTUMA lad Peofa Tigarea made a huge first impression as he broke a record and won gold for Marist Brothers High School in the junior boy's discus yesterday. The Form Four student hurled a distance of 47.70 metres to eclipse the record set by Kasiano Raturaga also of MBHS in 1999. It stood at 47.58m. "There was a lot of pressure," Tigarea said. "I knew that competition was tough and I didn't expect to go for the record as I just wanted to win. I am very pleased." He said the feeling within the Reds camp was that they needed to make amends early on day two if they were to try and win the overall title. MBHS lost out on most of its medal events on the first day. Hailing from Losa in Rotuma, the youngster was making his debut in the event. "It's a great feeling," he said. "I would like to thank my parents and coach Albert Miller, Solo and Gus who all were my strength." Joeli Nagera of Suva Grammar School was second with a distance of 44.55 metres while Natabua High School's Nicholas Khan won bronze with a throw of 43.60m.

From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (01/10/08)

 Ravai & Desmond Michael, Ltka Fj_Sept-Nov, 2008

Noa’ia se aus gagaj tutu atakoa

Ravai & Desmond of Lautoka, Fj recently made a three month trip to Aussieland, spending their first month with their son and daughter-in-law, John, Geraldine and mapigas, Tash, Ebony and Jade.

 We had the opportunity to catch up with them during their month long (Oct) stay with the Michaels of Adelaide. It was fantastic to catch up and reminisce the old days and a pleasure to show them the sights of this great SA state. A hapagsu and vakamamaca traditionals were performed for their great grand son Trae Isireli and it was such a blessing that they were here for these events.

It was also a great day as we blended the two cultures (Rotuma and Fiji), a day enjoyed by those who attended.

Fai’ akse’ea se Douglasi ma on konohoagta for taking time out from their busy schedule to entertain our Lautokans, of which they are so grateful for.


It was sad to see them go, as they made the next leg of their journey to Sydney to spend time with their daughter and son-in-law, Rev Seforosa, Ralph and mapiga Sarah Carrol.

Fai’akse’ea ma alalum aus…

Pics Link...


From Barry Jione_Suva, Fj (29/09/2008)



“Those wishing to travel to Rotuma for Christmas, MV Westerland will depart Lautoka wharf on Monday 15th December 2008 at 6.00pm and arrive in Rotuma on 6.00am Wednesday 17th December 2008. Return trip – MV Westerland will arrive in Rotuma on 6.00am 7th Wednesday January 2009, depart Rotuma 6.00pm and arrive 6.00am 9th Friday January 2009 at Lautoka wharf. Transportation will be provided for passengers in Suva to Lautoka.


For further clarifications and information, contact Roberta or Amelia at Bligh Water Shipping –                                                                            (679) 3318247                                        , email: ; .”


Barry Jione, Pepjei Community - Suva

From rotumasouthaustralia_Adelaide (27/09/08)



CONGRATULATIONS !!!  to Isireli and Jade on the birth of their son Trae Isireli. Mum, Dad and new addition all doing well with both nans and pops over the moon.

Trae arrived at 0830 on Friday 26/09/2008 weighing in at 8lbs and delivered at the Lyell McEwin Hospital

video link...

From Erick Jioje Hanfakaga_Suva (27/09/2008)


My name is Eric Jioje Hanfakaga, and this web site was given
to me by a very good friend of mine Mr. Eliesa Irava When I stumbled
across some photos of some close relatives of mine. They are Mr. Oni
Hanfakaga & family also Mr. Saufuri Hanfakaga & family, I would be very
grateful if you could help me get in touch with them through email, my
contacts are written below.
A waiting for a favorable response

Eric Jioje Hanfakaga - Food Production
Fiji Institute of Technology
School Of Hospitality & Tourism Studies
Nasese Suva
Phone : 3311004 / 3311988
Fax : 3303425

From Andrew O'Meagher_Brisbane (02/07/2008)

Dear friends

A group of dedicated Rotumans have formed a committee of men and women in Brisbane to raise funds for much needed repairs to the Catholic Churches in both Sumi and Upu, Rotuma in FIJI. 

Together with many thousands of Rotuman children, several members of this group were fortunate enough to have received much of their schooling and Christian education through the Catholic Schools in Sumi and Upu and they now wish to repay in some small way, their debt of gratitude.

We have taken up the challenge to raise funds and have now planned an Island Night which is to be held on Saturday September 27 in Brisbane (details in attachment).   This is a one-off fundraiser, therefore to make this event the success it deserves to be, we rely on the goodwill and generosity of individuals and companies and we hope to get the support of all Rotumans living in Australia and abroad.

We welcome the buying of tickets by tables of 14 and individual buyers are more than welcome where we place you with lovely people.

Look forward to hearing from you all soon.

Kind regards

Andrew O'Meagher

103 Ashover Rd Rocklea


07) 38508708

From Ralph Caroll_Sydney (06/05/2008)


"TALANOA OCEANIA" The attached conference may be of interest for the PI s in South Australia.

...figalelei ma hasa ukamea to view attachment... (rotumasouthaustralia)



From Barry Jione_Suva, Fj (30/04/2008)

Our community is chartering MV Westerland this festive season thus this flyer will inform our relatives who wish to spend Christmas in Rotuma of this reliable return trip to Rotuma this coming festive season. Barry Jione for Pepjei Community - Suva

...psssst...hasa ukamea   to view flyer... (rotumasouthaustralia 

To Harieta re-Brisbane Rotuman Association_23/02/2008

Have you tried out the Queensland Rotuman Community website:, you may find it helpful regarding future events and updates to that community_ rotumasouthaustralia

From Harieta Palupe_Brisbane (20/02/2008)

Hi!!! I'm a Rotuman gal married to a Samoan and as much as we both love attending and supporting Samoan functions, we both feel we need to be in touch with my Rotuman side.I have been trying to find out if there is a rotuman association here in Brisbane but have no luck. But I found your website and hope to get info on who I can contact or if you'd know any upcoming Rotuman events here in Brisbane in which we can attend.Hope to have a positive result from this e-mail but....I'll take it as it comes.


Harieta Palupe  email...

From Henry Michael_Adelaide (15/10/2007)

Noa’ia se aus atakoa

The Michaels (Adelaide & Queanbeyan) recently made a trip back to Lautoka in celebration of Desmond and Ravai’s milestone achievements (06/10/2007). This was held at the Sofitel, Nadi after a moving church service at the El Elohe Rotuman Methodist Church, Lautoka. The service was conducted by Rev Vivalesi Simote, MC at the Sofitel, Dr John Fatiaki and Vote of Thanks by former CJ Dan Fatiaki. The function itself was a beautiful occasion enjoyed by all who attended and brought back memories of yesteryear. A heartfelt fãiåk se’ea to my brothers Wilson (Suva), John (Queanbeyan), Aisake Tigarea (Suva),  sisters Rev Seforosa Carol (Syd), Ravai O’Connor (Suva) and their families for making this celebration one of thanksgiving, love and memorable for Mum and Dad.

Fãiåk se’ea…

Henry M

Pssst…check out the photos section (hasa ukamea te'i ) you might find some long lost kainagas...


video link...

From Elai Semisi_Alice Springs (06/10/2007)

“Bro, hanisiof se Aunty ma Uncle e oris teran a’su ta. Gagaja hanis la a’lalum’ek iria e terani te i. Gou airotek ne aus la manea sor e Denarau e pogi.

Hanisiof xxx Elai

From Frank ma Malagrani_Sydney (04/10/2007)


The Social & Charitable Oasis Inc

a member of

The Society of the Infant Jesus of Prague Inc

Registered Charitable Organization - C.F.N. 17646 - ABN: 7961 526 2070

Office: 13 Broughton Street, Kiribilli, Sydney New South Wales, 2061

Phone 612 99557360 – Fax 612 99557163

Mobile : 0413108238  – Email :



Dear Patron & Families,


We would like to thank you for your support of our "Charitable Oasis Inc Annual Spring Ball" which was a tremendous success, thanks to your attendance and contribution to the positive, fun filled atmosphere of the evening of 15th September 2007, in Sydney.


Your donations, attendance and generosity have assisted us in the continuation of our general mission of helping those in need (as highlighted on the night). We will keep you updated with our newsletters and hope that we may rely on your future support.


Once again, a very big THANK YOU!



Kind Regards,

Frank Smith

1st October 2007


For & On Behalf, of Management Committee

& Charity President : Lunik Liu 

PS. Upcoming events;

1.          FIJI DAY  6th October 2007 at  Granville Oval, Montrose Avenue, Merrylands.

STALL NO.24   come and have some FEKEI, CURRY PRAWN and other mouth- watering delicacies, to suit tastes buds of young and all in families.

2.         NEW YEARS EVE FUNCTION at 107 Crystal Street, Petersham Townhall

7pm 31stDecember – 1am Januray 1st 2008..New Year. comfort

Children welcome.  Have a family night out to welcome the New Year, 2008.

Witness the Fireworks in the city on Large Screen Display in the Hall …

From Frank ma Malagrani_Sydney (26/08/2007)

...refer to highlighted link for the "Belinda Fuata Mani Appeal" story...rotumasouthaustralia...

Account details for donations to the Belinda Fuata Mani Appeal

Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account Name: Society of the Infant Jesus of Praque Inc - Trust Belinda F Mani Fund
BSB: 062217
Account Number : 10529784

Your anticipated support and generosity is most welcome.

Thank You
Frank Smith ma Malagrani

From Talei Inia_Sydney (15/08/2007)

…figalelei ma click highlight to view folks, fãi’åkse’ea…



I am Talei Inia from Sydney, Belinda Fuata Mani is my paternal aunt. My mother is Malagrani Smith nee Mani.My contact details are in the contents of the above two attachments.

Talei Inia.

From Pastor Mireta Blackmore of  Hillcrest Community Centre, Queensborough Avenue, Hillcrest,  South Australia (26/06/2007)

Hi Douglas and the good people of the Rotuman community.

This is just a quick note to followup on your event of 12 May 2007 at the Civic Park.

My family and I were invited to your special day.  My daughter Melanie and I and my granddaughter Mariah attended your function. We thorougly enjoyed the fellowship, the food and the company of your community.

We just wanted to say a big Thank You to Douglas and his boys for putting on such a wonderful event.  Thank you also for your hospitality and generosity.

I am the Pastor of the South Pacific Island Community Christian Church.  We meet every Sunday morning at 10.00am at the Hillcrest CommunityCentre, Queensborough Avenue Hillcrest.

We would like to invite the Rotuman Community to attend our services and become part of the South Pacific Island Church.

I know there are many islands in the South Pacific, and the purpose of our church and our Vision is although we are many islands, we can be united with one heart serving Almighty God.

I hve sent a card to thank Douglas for inviting us to the event. I have also just been given your website address by Betty Hanfakaga.  Oni is related to me, his cousin married my brother.  I am Samoan and would love to be invited again to your next function.

God Bless

Pastor Mireta Blackmore
Ph 83957895  or 0415689051

From Alan Howard _Rotuma Fj website (06/06/2007)

I have made an announcement on the News page of the Rotuma Website about your South Australia site, Henry, with a link to your home page. I have put an additional link from the home page of our website. Hanisiof ma alalum pau,




From Alan Howard _Rotuma Fj website (04/06/2007)

Thanks for drawing the new SA website to my attention, Henry. I think it's great and will announce it on the Rotuma Website as soon as I get home (I'm on the mainland visiting my wife's family & will be back home in Hawaii tomorrow). It's great for individual Rotuman communities to have their own sites; yours is exceptionally well done.