Cook Islands

A DigitalNZ Story by National Library of New Zealand Topics

Kia orāna! The Cook Islands is made up of 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean the largest being Rarotonga. This topic covers the tropical island’s Polynesian history, geology, culture, people, agriculture and relationship with NZ. SCIS no. 180725

social_sciences, arts, history

Cook Islands

National Library of New Zealand

Pa`u mangō (skin drum)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Māui in the South Seas

Maui in the South Seas - Legends of the Maori

Victoria University of Wellington

Tivaevae tataura (appliqué embroidered quilt)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Drums across the lagoon

Drums Across the Lagoon

NZ On Screen

Pare (hat)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Cook Island stamps

Cook Island Stamps

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Geological history of the Cook Islands

19. Geological History of the Cook Islands - Discoverers of the Cook Islands and the Names They Gave

Victoria University of Wellington

Online database looks to boost Cook Island Māori

Online database looks to boost Cook Island Maori

Radio New Zealand

Cyclone Victor

Cyclone Victor slams Cook Islands

Radio New Zealand

Picking oranges in the Cook Islands

Picking oranges in the Cook Islands, 1951

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Animal welfare laws

Call for stronger animal welfare laws in Cook Islands

Radio New Zealand

Taro patch in Rarotonga

Dwellings, taro patch and group, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Alexander Turnbull Library

Tapping into the past

Tapping into the Past

Radio New Zealand

King and Queen of Cook Islands

Richard John Seddon with King John and Queen, Mangaia, Cook Islands

Alexander Turnbull Library

Cook Islands celebrates self-government

Cooks celebrates 50 years of self-government

Radio New Zealand

The Cook Islands looks ahead

The Cook Islands Looks Ahead (1965)

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Soldiers commemorated in NZ

Cook Islands soldiers commemorated in NZ

Radio New Zealand

Atua rakau (staff god)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Woman and child from Aitutaki

Alexander Turnbull Library

Cook Islanders: Settlement

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Discovery of the Cook Islands

18 Cook Islands - Discoverers of the Cook Islands and the Names They Gave

Victoria University of Wellington

Reef shallows and coral head fish

Reef shallows and coral head fish found on Palmerston Atoll

Alexander Turnbull Library

Children of Aitutaki

CHILDREN OF AITUTAKI

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

The Silent one

The Silent One

NZ On Screen

Wreck of the ship Maitai

The wreck of the ship Maitai, Rarotonga, December 1916

Alexander Turnbull Library

Man playing a village drum

Man playing a village drum for dancing, Manihiki, Cook Islands

Alexander Turnbull Library

Children entering school building

Children entering school building on Palmerston Island, Cook Islands

Alexander Turnbull Library

Cook Islands 1952

Services to Schools

Rarotonga

Services to Schools

Cook Islands Māori

Services to Schools

E Matike

Services to Schools

Tivaevae

Services to Schools

Cook Islands

Services to Schools

Rituals and reasons

Services to Schools

Suwarrow atoll

Services to Schools

Cook Islands images

Services to Schools

"Te Atua Mou'e"

Services to Schools

Cook Islands

Services to Schools

Cook Island Christian church

Interior of the old Church of Zion on Palmerston Islet

Alexander Turnbull Library

Husking a coconut

Unidentified boy husking a coconut, Cook Islands

Alexander Turnbull Library

Arts and crafts of the Cook Islands

Introduction - Arts and Crafts of the Cook Islands

Victoria University of Wellington

Cook Island images

Services to Schools

Saving a lagoon

Services to Schools

EPIC

Services to Schools

Cook Islanders

Services to Schools

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