Collection MS 1411 - Resident Commissioner's Office: Correspondence with Pukapuka Resident Agents

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AU PMB MS 1411


Resident Commissioner's Office: Correspondence with Pukapuka Resident Agents


  • 1921-1953 (Creation)

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Five volumes.

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This collection includes correspondence between the Resident Commissioner’s office with the Pukapuka Resident agents. Topics covered include correspondence, memorandums, telegrams, medical news, health alerts on the island, beetles and insects, burial of the dead, building proposals, ordering supplies from Burns Philp, health, trade and vital statistics, land and succession cases, native school, disputes.
Information about plants, legal cases, improvement to the residency, public works and water supplies, shipping etc.
Includes information on the hurricane damage of 19 Feb 1962, government properties, school inventory, another hurricane in January 1944, Maude's inspection of the islands for possible relocation of Gilbert Islanders on 17 August 1944, annual reports, mat making, shipping of copra
Includes correspondence, information on unrest in Pukapuka and copra growing and shipping.
Includes correspondence, information on the island council, re-purchase of Nassau island with a proposal for working and settling on Nassa in September 1950, information on coconut termites in September 1950

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File order as found. Not re-arranged.

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Restricted Access.
Apply to the Cook Islands National Archivist for permission to access this title.
Ministry of Culture and Development
P.O. Box 8, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Phone: +682 20725

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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General note: 2683 images in PDF format. The digital object attached to this record has been re-sized for web delivery. Please contact the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (email: if you wish to view a higher resolution copy of this document.

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