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The World Factbook: Background: :: Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems. :: more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Cook Islands (i/ˈkʊk ˈaɪləndz/; Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani[3]) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 small islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi). The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), however, covers 1,800,000 square kilometres (690,000 sq mi) of ocean.[4] The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, which is more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne, Australia

Keywords: Gender, Body, Class, Dance, Development, Diasporas, Economic Anthropology, Emotions, Ethics, Feminism

Michaela APPEL
Curator, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia at Museum Fuenf Kontinente, Germany

Keywords: Art, Austronesian Languages, History, Oral Tradition, Ritual, Indigenous Agency

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture and Communication Studies at Waseda University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Andrea EIMKE
PhD Student, CoLab at AUT Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Keywords: Art, Creativity, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Technology, Feeling of Belonging, Identity, Material Culture, Place, Space, Tapa

Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Yannick FER
Research Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcités at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France

Keywords: Christianity, Social Change, Politics, Emotions, Feeling of Belonging, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Morality, Religion, Institution

Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Bergen Pacific Studies at University of Bergen, Norway

Keywords: Social Organization, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Climate Change, Indigenous Political Movements, Ethnobiology, Art, Dance, Performance, Diplomacy

Takiora INGRAM
Independent researcher, FRIENDS OF THE LAGOON/PACIFIC PLANNING &RESEARCH at Non-Government Organization, Cook Islands

Keywords: Climate Policy, Development, Gender Violence, Mining and its Discontents, Political Anthropology, Regional History, Seascape, Social Impact Analysis, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage

Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race, Settlerhood

Gwendoline MALOGNE-FER
Postdoctoral Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcité at EPHE/CNRS, France

Keywords: Religion, Social Change, Migration, Gender, Christianisation, Audiovisual and Media, Mission History

Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Richard MOYLE
Professor emeritus, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Change, Dance, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Language Documentation, Polynesian Languages, Ritual, Voyaging, Oral Tradition, Music

Senior Research Fellow, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Canoes, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Transport, Voyaging, Technology

Research Fellow, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Keywords: Political Anthropology, Leadership, Legal Pluralism, Cultural Change, Environment, Climate Change

Catherine RIS
Associate Professor, LARJE (Research Centre on Economics and Law) at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia

Keywords: Development Studies, Education Policy, Employment, Ethnicity, French Overseas Territories, Population and Development, Public Policies, Social Justice Policy, Youth, Mining

Cecilie RUBOW
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Keywords: Climate Change

Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Associate Professor, Development Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keywords: Body, Development, Markets, Political Ecology, Feminsm

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability


Not specified Cook Is R&R Specials. 26 August 2006 Political leadership Polit... [NatLib NZ]

Reid, Jon, 1970- 2001 Workers use a hydraulic lift to elevate themselves high of... [NLA]

Reid, Jon, 1970- 2001 Captain Cook Graving Dock collection, Garden Island, New S... [NLA]

Reid, Jon, 1970- 2001 An engineer re-greases components in the propeller shaft a... [NLA]

Reid, Jon, 1970- 2001 At night, marine engineers work to remove the vessel's 25 ... [NLA]


Fannin, Peter [Portsmouth, England] : Royal Naval Museum, [2003] A collection of... [NLA]

British Antarctic Survey Cambridge, England : British Antarctic Survey, 1979- Br... [NLA]

Great Britain. Antarctic Place-Names Committee [London] : Antarctic Place-Names ... [NLA]

Fannin, Peter [Stewkley, England] : A.L. Faber (Microfilm) Ltd, 1965] Cooks [i.e... [NLA]

Fannin, Peter [Stewkley, England] : A.L. Faber (MMicrofilm) Ltd, 1965] Van Dieme... [NLA]


Leilani Kake; Fresh Gallery Otara,. 2013. Pirianga toto = Blood ties : celebrating Cook Islands arts... [WorldCat]
Koroa Raumea; Ngereteina George; Kalo Pakoa; Ian Bertram; Michael Sharp; Al... [WorldCat]
Helen Henry. 2013. My kotuku of the south seas : living and loving in rarotonga - a memoir.[S.l.] : ... [WorldCat]


Chart of the Friendly Islands.. nd. 1 print : engraving ; image 25 x 36 cm., plate mark 27 x 40 cm., ... [Bishop]
Wale.. nd. O-Tai (a chief of Otaheite) accompanied with his wife, &c. presenting : one of his si ... [Bishop]
A dance at Ulietea one of the Society Islands.. nd. 1 print : engraving ; image 12 x 18 cm., plate m ... [Bishop]


nd. nd. Representation of a human sacrifice in a morai at Otaheite in the presence of Captain Cook a ... [WorldCat]


Harry Napa. nd. Moments in RarotongaWellington, New Zealand : Viking, [196-?]. ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Cook Islands Ministry of Health...
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  • Cook Islands Meteorological Service...

    Research Centres

  • Cook Islands Whale Research - Center for C...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Cook Islands Campus Library of the Univers...
  • Cook Islands National Library...
  • National Archives of the Cook Islands...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Cook Islands Ministry of Health...
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
  • World Health Organization (WHO)...


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    Administrative Areas

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