Stacey King, a published Australian author and historian. Her writing focuses on her mission to build global awareness of the plight of the indigenous Banaban people and her achievements as a businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Words of Banaban War Chant
A Dance Inciting Warriors to Battle  The chant Emananga emanangananga is part of a much longer chant used in the historic Te Karanga. It is a preface to war. Among its cries is IA IA E MATE (the enemy is already dead). This shows that it probably has been used as a coercive chant that will bring victory to the Banaban against their enemies.
Should Banabans Call Australia Home
Banabans Call on Australia to recognise their contribution to Australia's nation-building The prosperity of Australia during the past century was provided from the wealth generated from the nation’s farmlands. One of the major components of this success depended on the subsided use of super-phosphate fertilisers derived from the rich phosphate rock deposits of a small remote Pacific island. In a period spanning eighty years, Australia was a major shareholder in a joint commercial venture with the governments of the United Kingdom and New Zealand to mine Banaba-Ocean Island. Now only twenty-five years later these historical links seem all but forgotten. The Banabans are calling for the Australian government to finally recognise their major contribution in shaping Australian history.
Banabans Compensation Claims
PART TWO Excerpt of debate over the compensation claims for the Banabans (Ocean Island). Tabled in UK House of Commons in July 1979, a scathing report of the grievous wrongs and exploitation inflicted on the Banabans during seven-nine years of the mining era. After Judge Megarry's findings in the Banabans civil court case in the UK High Court, what is deemed as 'fair' compensation? As the future of the Banabans in handed over to the newly formed Kiribati Government.
BANABAN TRADITIONAL FISHING SKILLS
TRADITIONAL METHODS OF BANABAN FISHING  Written by Puputi Sunema and Temamira Terubea won first place in the Banaban Literary Prize, 1994, called Te Karaki Nikawai (Stories of the Past). The annual event encouraged students from Rabi High School, Fiji to talk with their Elders and submit entries based on Banaban Cultural practices.
Arthur Mercer WWII Mystery
What really happened to Arthur Mercer during WWII? Is the truth surrounding Arthur's plight finally revealed as various versions of the story come to light? Why did Arthur ‘jump ship’ at the last moment and stay behind on Banaba? Did the Japanese execute him, did he die from their maltreatment, or did he try to escape at sea? Does this later version explain why his body was never found? Over the years, various official reports and firsthand accounts have been uncovered that has only added to the mystery.
What is the Future for Our Oceans?
The President of the Pacific nation of Kiribati has stated that his country, with a population of 119,446 (2020), needs to sell off the fishing rights for their World Heritage Marine Park, known as Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA) (1), for US145 million to the Chinese government.
War Atrocities Banaba (Ocean Island)
For the first time, the survivors tell their story of what happened to them during the invasion of Banaba by the Japanese. Their accounts have been translated into English from original transcripts by Banaban historian, Raobeia Ken Sigrah, as accurately as possible to convey their first-hand experiences (in their own words) of these events.
Food for Thought
Agriculture is a very recent development in Australia, an ancient land with a continuous indigenous human civilisation over the past 60,000 years. Yet, this brief period of agriculture has significantly impacted Australia’s ecosystems and the land and water resources that agriculture relies on. The extent and significance of this impact are little understood.