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Turtles and their habitats on Mauke

Cook Islands Turtle Project : Mauke Report 2012 By Phil Bradshaw B.Sc. and Nerissa Bradshaw This Turtle Survey on Mauke was undertaken from 4 to 11...

The Sacred Space of Cook Islands Christian Churches

Maria Kecskemeti submitted a thesis to the Victoria University of Wellington in 2012 as her fulfilment of requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Anthropology. Her thesis...

History and Traditions of Rarotonga

TE ARIKI-TARA-ARE of Rarotonga, wrote extensively in the early 1900's about the "History and Traditions of Rarotonga". Some of his writings were later translated by...
Mysterious Starling

The Mysterious Starling of Mauke

The Mysterious Starling or Mauke Starling (Aplonis mavornata) was a species of starling found on Mauke. This bird is now extinct. http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/species.asp?id=8293 The only known specimen (BMNH Old Vellum Catalog...

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...
Minister Mills with three Ariki of Rarotonga. (From left) Pa Ariki, Makea Takau Ariki and Tinomana Ariki. This photo was taken on the palace verandah at Taputapuatea.

New Zealand Cabinet Minister Hon. C. H. Mills and his visit to the Cook...

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

Blackbirders from Peru

During the 1860's more than 725 Cook Islanders, mostly from the Northern Group, were duped to board ships from Peru with bogus contracts to...

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...

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