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800 year old pearl-shell fish hooks at the National Museum

The National Heritage Collection at the Cooks Island National Museum. To increase public awareness of the unique artifacts of the National Heritage Collection displayed in...
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TAUNGA TIVAIVAI EXHIBITION – The works of six Tivaivai Artists

5 September – 26 October 2016 The Cook Islands National Museum – Runanga Pakau, Tupapa, Avarua, Cook Islands The Taunga Tivaivai Exhibition showcases the Tivaivai works...

Cook Islands Cultural and Historic Places Trust

Established through the Cultural and Historic Places Act 1994-95, the Cook Islands Cultural and Historic Places Trust is designed to recognise and acknowledge various...

Extinct and Extirpated Birds from Aitutaki and Atiu

Six archaeological sites up to 1000 years old on Aitutaki have yielded bones of 15 species of birds. Five of which are now considered to...
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Rongomatane Ariki Investiture: Atiu 1956

On 9 August 1956, in an interesting blend of traditional Polynesian ritual and Christian ceremony, Tetupu Mataio was proclaimed the new Rongomatane Ariki on...

Tivaivai innovator calls it a day

Thursday September 21, 2017 Written by Chris Taylor source link: http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/65965-tivaivai-innovator-calls-it-a-day Even after 40 years of sewing, Maria Keri Edgar (nee Herman), 79, has been coming...
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Ethnology of Manihiki and Rakahanga

The traditional history of Manihiki and Rakahanga tells us that the human discoverer was Huku. He had sailed into these waters from Rarotonga on a fishing expedition. When he came to a part...

JUNE – MONTH OF MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

Throughout the month of June a series of documentary films will be screened at the National Museum - Runanga Pakau in Tupapa. The series of...
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Traditions of Aitutaki by Drury Low

Drury Low lived on Aitutaki for many years in the early 1900's. He wrote extensively about the history of this island and was published several...
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Oral Traditions of the Rarotonga Land Court Records

Mathew Campbell published an article in Volume 37, No2, 2002 of the" Journal of Pacific History" entitled : "The Oral Traditions of the Rarotonga...