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Rarest  and oldest historical document in the Cook Islands: The British Proclamation declaring protectorate over the Cook Islands, signed in 1891 (although declared earlier in 1888) returns to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