Islands in Time exhibition tour
- Date: Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
11:00am to 11:30am
Free. No booking required.
Turnbull Room, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Come and see the beautiful photos in the Islands in Time exhibition. Hear about the dominant story of Palmerston Atoll — 3 families with a common ancestor, Englishman William Marsters.
In 1992 the Turnbull Library acquired 700 colour transparencies recording John Colles Burland’s 4-month stay on Palmerston Atoll in the Cook Islands in 1960, together with his unpublished manuscript describing this time.
John Burland wrote about he history of the atoll including the story of William Marsters who arrived in Palmerston in 1863 and died there in 1899, having created a family 'kingdom' with his 3 Polynesian wives.
This is event is part of Cook Islands language week.