Movies at the Museum start today

Wednesday June 07, 2017 Written by Published in Local

Each Wednesday this month the National Museum will be hosting one of a series of documentary movies examining the impact of social, economic and political change to Cook Islands way of life from the 1950s to the 1980s.

They are set against a backdrop of transition from New Zealand administration to self-government under Sir Albert Henry, the introduction of Air New Zealand flights, tourism and emigration to New Zealand.

The movies will be screened at lunchtimes starting at 12.30pm.

The usual museum entry fee of $5 applies.

Today features Moana Roa – a documentary of Cook Islands at the time of  the 50th anniversary  of annexation by New Zealand in 1901. It is by the New Zealand Film Commission and was filmed in 1951. It lasts for 30 minutes.               

June 14: – Drums Across the Lagoon – Challenges of Cook Islands Life in the 1960s . The film goes for 25 minutes.



June 21: Enquiry Report 1973 - Cook Islands Tourism, Sir Albert Henry’s government and emigration to New Zealand  (25 minutes).                


June 28:  Turou Aere Mai – The opening of Cook Islands International Airport by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973, which is 10 minutes long. It is followed by Cook Islands Emigration to Auckland, 1970s-1980s,(13 mins duration). – RM/NM

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