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Alistair Campbell Photos

New photos of Alistair Campbell added from the archives. See a selection of the photos here and much more of his collection is on display at the CILAMS.   See more from the exhibit…

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Royal Visit to the Cook Islands

More photos from the archival photo collection of CILAMS. These photos, which record the arrival of the Royal Family, for the opening of the International Airport in 1974, were taken by Bill Johnson, a former resident. Captain Mark Phillips and Princess … Continue reading

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Performers await a ship

Another classic photograph from the archive collection of CILAMS. A photo of a troupe of performers at Mauke awaiting the arrival of a ship (in the distance), early 1900s.  

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Road building in the old days

A photo from the collection of CILAMS taken about 1903 (photographer unknown). Notice the dogs? The Mauke Island Council, since the early 1980s, has not permitted dogs on their island. Aitutaki is the other island in the Cook group to ban … Continue reading

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The Tale of Octopus and Rat

Retold by Jean Tekura Mason This is a tale often told here, which I have never seen in print. I am not sure where it originated but it’s most likely the northern group of the Cook Islands, or Aitutaki, where … Continue reading

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