Nico died in the morning of Wednesday, 29 January. He was the youngest of the five children of Magdalena Haoa Araki and Lachlan McKinnon.
Owing in part to his brother Rafael's influence, Nicolas was accepted into the Chilean Navy. But, unlike his brother, his posting was mostly on Rapa Nui. Around 1968, Nicolas became the first "residencia" operator when he accepted Kenneth Emory and Yoshi Sinoto for lodging, as paying guests.
"Nicolas Haoa, 1929-2003,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 17
, Article 5.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol17/iss1/5