Category Archives: History

Paikea: Professor Ivan Sutherland – an unfinished life

Cook Islands Library & Museum Society staff and ladies of the 60 Plus Club, together, held a morning tea on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at the library and museum at Taputapuatea, to thank Mr Oliver Sutherland and his wife Ulla, … Continue reading

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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Rarest ¬†and oldest historical document in the Cook Islands: The British Proclamation declaring protectorate over the Cook Islands, signed in 1891 (although declared earlier in 1888) returns to Cooks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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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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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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