Testimony From the Past

Felipe Pakarati

Felipe Pakarati

Felipe PakaratiFelipe Pakarati Tuki, blind since 1968, has left an important legacy for future generations in Rapa Nui. In the book “Papa Tu’u ‘i Hanga Kao Kao”, dedicated to his grandfather Timothy Pakarati, has been narrating the social and cultural changes of his...

Esperanza Pakarati Tepano

Esperanza Pakarati Tepano

Esperanza Pakarati TepanoEsperanza Pakarati (1922 – 2005) was the great-granddaughter of the last Rapanui priestess, Te Oho A Neru, whom she actually knew, and granddaughter of important local personages, the catechist Nicolas Pakarati and Juan Tepano-Huke.  She was...

Sergio Tepano Cuevas

Sergio Tepano Cuevas

Sergio Tepano CuevasToday, all the public services on Easter Island are locally administered by a Rapanui executive. One of these is Sergio Tepano-Cuevas, 35 years old, the son of Ricardo Tepano and Ximena Cuevas, who is the current Head of the Office of Indigenous...

Matias Riroroko Pakomio

Matias Riroroko Pakomio

Matias Riroroko PakomioMatías Riroroko, 75 years old, son of María Pakomio-Pakomio and raised by Benedicto Riroroko-Tuki as his son, is an entrepreneur who has worked in tourism, gastronomy, construction and other areas, eventually becoming the owner of the Hotel...

Rapa Nui Between 1979 & 1989

Rapa Nui Between 1979 & 1989

Rapa Nui - Between 1979 & 1989The German couple Gottfried and Karin Weller, residents of Australia, made their first visit to Rapa Nui in 1979.  Forty years have gone by since then and today they are counting sixteen trips to the Island, through which they have...

Antique Photos of Rapa Nui found in the Museum of Cologne, Germany

Antique Photos of Rapa Nui found in the Museum of Cologne, Germany

Antique Photos of Rapa Nui found in the Museum of Cologne, GermanyThe researchers Betty Haoa-Rapahango and Tania Basterrica-Brockmann have set up an exhibit in the Tadeo y Lily Gallery taken from the photographic legacy of the Chilean-German Hans Helfritz (1902-1995),...

Camilo Rapu Riroroko

Camilo Rapu Riroroko

Testimony Camilo Rapu RirorokoPresident Indigenous Community Ma’u HenuaCamilo Rapu-Riroroko, 38 years old, is the son of Camilo Rapu-Haoa and Maria Eugenia (Tita) Riroroko-Hey.  He studied in the Lorenzo Baeza Public School of Easter Island, did his secondary studies...

Avareipua Ninoska Cuadros Hucke

Avareipua Ninoska Cuadros Hucke

Ninoska tells the story of how her mother went aboard a ship to join her boyfriend in Puerto Rico, but when she arrived in Valparaiso on the continent, she was met with the news that he had died in Vietnam.

Patricia Lillo Chinchilla

Patricia Lillo Chinchilla

Patricia Lillo, daughter of Eusebio Lillo, thus a descendant of the composer of the Chilean national anthem, and Elba Chinchilla, has lived for more than 50 years on Easter Island, as a result of her older sister Elvira marring Marcelo Pont-Hill, a Rapanui, in Santiago in 1960.

Graciela Paté Tuki

Graciela Paté Tuki

the daughter of Pedro Pablo Paté-Pakomio and Carmela Tuki-Tuki, is a hard-working woman who has become famous for her cooking.

Blanca Pont Hill

Blanca Pont Hill

Blanca Pont today is 80 years old. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, the Frenchman John Vicente Pont and Heremeta Make.

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