Emau & Pele from Nguna

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Peacebuilders Intern… on October 6, 2010

Greetings Gondor,

I am sorry that you didn't see the messages I sent. I sent at least 3 messages, the last one listed my top 10. But you are probably well into your Pacific adventure by now. Fiji, Maluku, Solomon Uslands includes some of the special parts of the Pacific, indeed. Bon Voyage.


ƤōƝƓ on December 22, 2010

A rare picture from an unusual and a least known place on earth. LIKEd

Ian Stehbens on December 23, 2010

Dear Ah-Pong,

It may be little known but it is beautiful. And what you see is what you get! There is much to draw the tourists to Vanuatu.

All the best to you and your family.


Korcsog Rita on December 25, 2010


Ian Stehbens on December 27, 2010

It is a wonderful place and I have been privileged to have had some special times there and with special friends.

Thank you for your greetings Rita.


Ian (In Brisbane)

Ian Stehbens on April 3, 2011

And so do I, William. It is South Seas idyll. Thanks for your appreciation and greetings,


Dominique Rolland ✩☂ on February 14, 2013

Adorable et jolie , j' Aime *


Ian Stehbens on February 14, 2013

Bonjour Dominique et merci,

It is a very attractive part of the Pacific - and what is more, there is quite a lot of French spoken in Vanuatu!


Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2014

7 Dev 1876 Evening News, Sydney: Extract from Select Committee reports of Queensland Legislative Assembly: "I was in the Jason, and we anchored in Havannah Harbour" (just west of this location, North Efate, Vanuatu).

"The captain went ashore and offered 16s a head for men. We got seven fighting men, and went to Aurora Island, which Bishop Pattison had visited. Captain Coates, dressed up as a missionary, distributed the leaves of a nautical almanack as tracts. I played the flute to entice the men on board, and we captured thirty-three men, who were put below and the hatches closed. We got one hundred and thirty labourers altogether. Twenty-seven were left at Crosby's plantation, Sandwich, whilst one hundred and three were taken on to Queensland.' From the Report of Captain Mackham, of H.M.S Bosario, a brief quotation:- 'Some of these kidnappers go so far as to paint their vessels so as to resemble as much as possible the schooners employed by the different missions. On more than one occasion, on the arrival off an island frequented by the late Bishop Pattison, a boat has been sent ashore with a white ruffian, dressed up in a black coat and hat and a pair of spectacles . . . whose duty it was to tell the natives that their friends the good Bishop had arrived, but was too unwell to come on shore to see them. Would his dear friends go on board and pay him a visit? The result may easily be imagined.'

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