'Scene in Avarua, Rarotonga'. From the album: Cook Islands

George Crummer (photographer)1899

Te Papa

Te Papa
Wellington, New Zealand

View of a group of Cook Islands Maori men sitting by an upturned rowboat beside a body of water. More men are standing beside and on the verandah of a large wooden building situated in front of native forest and a peak. There are several smaller buildings adjacent, all constructed in a European style. An unmanned rowboat is floating on the water.
Photograph published in the Auckland Weekly News 12 May 1899, p.7, as part of a article with photographs by Crummer titled: 'The Governor's Visit to Rarotonga' and with the caption: 'The Post and other government buildings at Avarua'. Lord Ranfurly visited Rarotonga in April 1899.


  • Title: 'Scene in Avarua, Rarotonga'. From the album: Cook Islands
  • Creator: George Crummer (photographer)
  • Date Created: 1899
  • Location: Avarua
  • Physical Dimensions: Support: 107mm (height), 155mm (length)
  • Subject Keywords: people, Bodies of water, Dwellings, Endemic trees, Cook Islands, Cook Islands Māori
  • Rights: No Known Copyright Restrictions
  • External Link: Te Papa Collections Online
  • Depicted Location: Cook Islands
  • Registration ID: O.025551

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