Bunani Point is located on the north coast of Guadalcanal bordering Iron Bottom Sound. On Bunani Point is Ruaniu and Ruinin Creek. To the southeast are Tassafaronga and Bonegi (Mbonege).
Ruaniu Plantation was a copra plantation planted with coconut palms harvesting copra on Bunani Point.
During the second half of 1942, Bunani Point was occupied by the Japanese and a supply dump established to support the Japanese Army offensive on Guadalcanal.
On October 15, 1942 three Japanese transports beached and were sunk near Bunani Point including Sasako Maru, Azumasan Maru (Deep Ruinin Wreck) and Kyūsyū Maru (Ruinin Wreck).
During January 1943 as the U. S. Army, 147th Infantry Regiment advanced to Bunani Point, the Japanese used 3" anti-aircraft guns to defend the area.
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January 11, 2018