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.