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My great grandfather is Panapa Haurua his brother is Beni. My grandfather is Te Whakaheo Ariki James Haurua son of Panapa Haurua and nephew of Beni Banana. Great grand uncle to me. Kia Orana 🌺
Public - Margaret - Other relative - 25 April 2019
I am a descendent through my Farther Adama Haurua whos farther is Panapa and grand farther is Haurua by which is a sibling to Beni Banaba
Public - John Wilkinson - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
Papa Beni was a brother to my great-grandmother Tiavake, and my great-grandaunt who brought me up, Haumata (Mama Mata). Every Armistice Day (11 November) Mama Mata would make a wreath and we would go and lay it at the Fare Ture in Rakahanga to commemorate those few who went to war from Rakahanga. Papa Beni had gone to Rarotonga from Rakahanga at a young age, to attend the London Missionary Society College, following in the footsteps of his father Banaba and grandfather Aporo who had both been ministers. I think about how young Papa Beni was when he went to war in Egypt and Palestine, then how sad it was that he died at the age of 26. I do not know if he had any children, but don't think he did. I am very grateful for the 500 Cook Islands Soldiers project as it has highlighted the huge contribution that our men made to the war. We will not forget you Papa Beni.
Public - Berry Jane - Other Relative - 22 March 2015
Sgt Beni Banaba was a younger brother to my great-great grandmother.
Public - Caren Jane - Other Relative - 5 February 2015