Salt in their blood – The story of early Cook Islanders at sea

Saturday 18 September 2021 | Written by Rod Dixon | Published in Features, Memory Lane

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Salt in their blood – The story of early Cook Islanders at sea
The predominantly Aitutaki crew of the John Williams, Sydney, October 1895, including Para, Teake, Teuira, Tangi, Taniela, John Wycliffe, Matangi, Taraia, Kamea, Nooanga, and Ariana. Captain E.C. Hore front row centre with former Captain Turpie, on his left. (State Library of Queensland). 21091781

Cook Islands sailors were highly respected for their seafaring skills. As competitors in Australian surf boat carnivals, they were unbeatable.

Cook Islands sailors were highly respected for their seafaring skills. As competitors in Australian surf boat carnivals, they were unbeatable.


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