Te au vainetini purotu o te kuki Airani (Beautiful mama’s of the Cook Islands)
- Date: Thursday, 2 August, 2018
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free. No booking is required.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Come and hear the stories of our Cook Islands women, each has contributed so much to their Cook Islands people and communities.
Before from 11.am, take a guided tour of the exhibition 'Islands in Time' in the Turnbull Room. 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recording John Colles Burland’s 4-month stay on Palmerston Atoll in the Cook Islands in 1960, together with his unpublished manuscript describing this time.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.