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.
Last Wednesday featured Moana Roa – a documentary about the 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 lasted 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 minutes).