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29 June 2012

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Thank you very much for this story. I have heard that Tufi Wanigela were part of us but didn't know how it happened.

Knowing about this while I am in a foreign land is very fascinating. I hope there are many stories so I can know more about my place Wanigela which I am proud of.

But sad to say I never knew more about it because I keep travelling and living elsewhere.

I am so thankful for you and bring this stories of our place. thank you very much and keeping doing what you are doing.

Thank you, Golova Mari - this is a fascinating insight, which I've only just spotted.

I know people who hail from both Central Wanigela and Oro Wanigela, and I remember posing the question to a PNG UK domiciled person from Central: "Why are there two Wanigelas?" She didn't know.

Liz Bonshek, anthropologist (at the British Museum in London for a few years, but now back at Canberra Uni) might know more re the dates/timing, about which Jan, Norway enquires - thanks to Jan for a link to his beautiful pictures on Flickr.

Liz Bonshek lived in Wanigela, Collingwood Bay for a while when the late Sister Helen Roberts (Co-ordinator of the Anglican Medical Division for many years) was still there.

Indeed, Liz Bonshek's 2005 PhD thesis, which I've not read, is entitled: "The struggle for Wanigela: representing social space in a rural community in Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea”.

Very interesting read. I am interested in the history of the Rigo people especially Hood Lagoon and the Vulaa people.

Thanks Mr Mari for the information shared to remind our upcoming generation that we do have our brothers and sisters also from Wanigela in Tufi.

I believe that there are also other interesting stories similar to the one that has been shared.

How each of the clan names came, how they were they first settled and why they choose Wanigela village as their permanent place to settle apart from other village in the Marshall Largoon area.

Please can someone from my village Wanigela (Kavela Naura) write many more fascinating stories about our village - ''The Floating Village in the Lagoon''. Gera Banua Miamia.

The people of Wanigela is also made up of these strangers in your land.

If they are given land to settle, I don't see any problem why they can be treated as second class people.

Give them another chance in life, they will change to help you as well in future.

Hi Gollova - This was very interesting to read. I guess this migration must have taken place a long time ago since the Wanigela name was present in the Collingwood Bay area in the latter part of the 19th Century. Do you know how long back it was?

And where was the original Wanigela land? I have been to Koki Wanigela, but I guess that might have come about through migration as well.

Cheers from Jan in Norway
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