Story: Cook Islanders
New Zealand Governor General Charles Fergusson and his entourage (replete with pith helmets) inspect First World War veterans (wearing straw boaters) at Avarua, Rarotonga’s main settlement. Going overseas, even if it was for war, exposed Cook Islanders to a much wider world and planted the seeds of restlessness.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
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