Monday, 24 November 2014

PICTURE GALLERY: Nabekavu, Tukuvuci & Vunavaivai Family Reunion @ Namoli Village, Lautoka (Paolo Nawalu's Traditional Homecoming)

Left to Right: Top Row: Aunt Sarah from Vunavaivai Family and Henry Dyer. Bottom Row: The late Uncle Timoci Waivure (Rest In Peace) and Cousin Nawaqaliva with daughter @ Namoli Village. Aunt Sarah and Uncle Timoci's parents were brothers.
Henry Dyer (left) and Uncle Siveniasi Rasaqiwa ("Bosoni") with nephew from Nakavu Village Jone ("Geese") (left) and Uncle Sive's grandson. "Geese" was originally from Nawaka Village (back road of Nadi).
Henry Dyer with his two cousins. Second from left is Uncle Simione Tora's daughter. Third from left is Vaseva (Uncle Diri Yalayala's daughter).
Henry Dyer and Kieran James (at top) with Henry's cousin Vilitadi's wife Luisa (bottom row, first on left) and her daughter (bottom row, second from left) and other children at the reunion.  Vilitadi was a former police officer. He met Luisa in Labasa when he was working with the police.
Left to Right: Aunty Luisa Dria (youngest in the family); Auntie Litia Marama (eldest of the sisters / Paolo Nawalu's mother); the late Uncle Timoci Waivure (who was then the eldest of the brothers alive); Aunty Emma ("Diggy") (third youngest in the family); and Henry's mother Vasiti Suvewa Yalayala (third of the girls in the family). She later married into the Pettit family.
Left to Right: Kieran James, Henry's eldest son Anare Tuidraki ("Fella"), and Henry's cousin Nawaqaliva. He resides in Naviago Village on the outskirts of Lautoka.
Left to Right: Kieran James and Henry's mother Vasiti Suvewa Yalayala (third of the girls in Henry's family). In the background on the right in the green dress is  Henry's Aunty Vaseva. She was married to the eldest of the brothers Diri Yalayala.
OLD FIJI REPS PHOTO. Left to Right: Top row: Henry's cousin (Aunt Sarah's son from Vunavaivai Family); Samu Yalayala (represented Fiji in 15s in the mid-1980s); and Henry's cousin Jone Baravilala (played for Lautoka 15s). Bottom row: Diri Yalayala (represented Fiji in 7s); Amena Tora; Watisoni Nasalo (represented Fiji in 15s in 1976); Paulo Nawalu (represented Fiji in 7s and 15s, Japan 7s coach); Henry Dyer; and Viliame Ratudradra (represented Fiji in 7s and 15s in the late-1970s). He scored the first try when Fiji beat the British Lions at the old Bucharst Park in 15s. He was also part of one of the first Fiji teams to play Hong Kong 7s before the IRB 7s circuit was formed. All of them played at one time together for Batiri Rugby Club and Lautoka Maroons.


Left to Right: Samu Yalayala (represented Fiji in 15s in the mid-1980s); Henry's cousin Jone Baravilala (played for Lautoka 15s); Paulo Nawalu (represented Fiji in 7s and 15s, Japan 7s coach); and Henry Dyer.
Left to Right: Kieran James, Uncle Siveniasi Rasaqiwa ("Bosoni"), and Henry Dyer.
Left to Right: Paulo Nawalu (represented Fiji in 7s and 15s, Japan 7s coach); and Henry Dyer.
Left to Right: Paulo Nawalu (represented Fiji in 7s and 15s, Japan 7s coach); Kieran James, and Henry Dyer.

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