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New Zealand Cabinet Minister Hon. C. H. Mills and his visit to the Cook Islands April-May 1903

Following annexation to New Zealand on 11 June 1901, a Cabinet Minister Responsible for the Cook Islands was appointed to Cabinet. His name was Hon. C.H. Mills.

He later led a Delegation of Members of Parliament to visit the Cook Islands on a warship in April-May 1903.

They visited most of the islands in the Cook Islands and subsequently presented a very detailed Report of their trip to the New Zealand Parliament.

To view this Parliamentary Report go to :

New Zealand Parliamentary Report on the Mills Ministerial visit to the Cook Islands

Minister Mills and his Parliamentary colleagues from Wellington at Rarotonga 1903