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The British Proclamation Declaring Protectorate over the Cook Islands

Rarest ¬†and oldest historical document in the Cook Islands: The British Proclamation declaring protectorate over the Cook Islands, signed in 1891 (although declared earlier in 1888) returns to Cooks after restoration in Auckland.   Jean Mason, curator-manager of CI Library … Continue reading

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Cook Islands Proclamation

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Freezing times in Rarotonga

  Sally Voss at the library with artefacts ready to be frozen. Two or three times a year CILAMS conducts a programme of freezing to get rid of pests that have taken up residence in our books and small artifacts … Continue reading

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Marquesan Weapons

Fight club – Marquesan weapons Marquesan club in the museum. Provenance 1970s: possibly gift by visiting dignitary from French Polynesia. The evidence of Marquesan creative vigour of the past is matched by evidence of vigorous destructive behaviour. Warriors were fierce, … Continue reading

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Cedric Cremiere, Le Havre Museum Director’s visit

CILAMs staff, volunteers and council members hosted Mr Cedric Cremiere, Director of Le Havre Museum in Normandy, France, on Thursday 31 July 2014 in the museum. Mr Cremiere is here primarily to talk to two local artists, Tabatha Forbes and … Continue reading

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