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Niue New Zealand
First posted on July 9th 2002, last revised on May 26th 2006

People coming from Tahiti first settled on the Cook Islands in the 6th century A.D. The existance of these islands was known to Spanish navigators from the late 16th century onward. They were visited by James Cook in the 1770es; the name "Cook Islands" first appears on maps of the 1820es. A British protectorate 1888-1901, a New Zealand protectorate 1901-1965. Since 1965 self-governing territory in union with New Zealand.

Timelines : Cook Islands

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Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from Wikipedia; from CIA World Factbook, Countries : New Caledonia
from Index Mundi
Jane's New Caledonia Home Page
Links General from dmoz
Outlines of the Cook Islands, from Wikipedia
Category : Cook Islands, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of the Cook Islands, from Wikipedia
Organizations Pacific History Association
Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Institutions Association (PIMA)
New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Pacific Islands Interest Group
Pacific Islands Study Circle (Philately)
Historical Dictionaries Archaeopedia New Zealand
Accounts of History Article : History of the Cook Islands, from Wikipedia
History of the Cook Islands, from Jarvyweb; from Cook Islands Travel Guide
M. Russell, Polynesia: a history of the South Sea islands, including New Zealand ; with narrative of the introduction of christianity, 1852, GB
Politics Political Resources on the Web : Cook Islands; Governments on the WWW : Cook Islands; Article Politics of the Cook Islands, from Wikipedia
Economy & Finances Article Economy of the Cook Islands, from Wikipedia
Ch.5 : Agroforestry in Polynesia, in W.C. Clarke et al., Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands
Social History Article : Cook Islands, from Education Encyclopedia
Ethnography Languages of the Cook Islands (5), from Ethnologue
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Cook Islands
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Cook Islands, from Kirken i Norge
J. Williams, A narrative of missionary enterprises in the South Sea Islands : with remarks upon the natural history of the islands, origin, languages, traditions, and usages of the inhabitants 1840, IA
Local History
Institutions Cook Islands, from Airline History
Structurae : Cook Islands
Biographies Pacific Islander Biography, database maintained at ANU
Others Finding Cook Islands, from South Pacific Organizer
Oceania Ecoregion, from WWF

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Cook Islands
Lists of Bishops Article : Roman Catholic Diocese of Rarotonga, from Wikipedia
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Cook Islands, from Population Statistics by Jan Lahmeyer
Documents Historical Newspapers Search Papers Past (New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920)
Search Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803-1954
Life Magazine 1936-1972, GB, 139 entries for Cook Islands
Modern Newspapers links from Online Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates of the World
Images of the Cook Islands, from Pacific Picture Agency
Airline Timetable Images : Cook Islands
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK), Archives New Zealand for Cook Islands
Constitutions, Laws
Document Collections
Historical Maps Cook Islands Maps, from Perry Castaneda Map Collection, UTexas
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Cook Islands, from EB 1911
Geographical Cook's Islands, p.161 in vol.3 of H. Murray et al., The encyclop©Ądia of geography, 1837, GB
Cook's Islands, pp.801-805 in A.G. Findlay, A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean, 1851, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives, Musea, Libraries National Archives, Cook Islands
National Library, Cook Islands
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
Anthem, from David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of the Cook Islands, from World Currency Museum, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Stamps Rare Cook Islands, Penrhyn Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery; Cook Islands Stamps 1892-1894, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer; subfiles on Aitutaki, Niue, Penrhyn; scroll down for Rarotonga

Bibliographies RHS Bibliography
Tennessee Archaeology Net : Bibliographies for Anthropological Research : Australia and Oceania
Online Libraries General Gutenberg Library Online, Internet Archive
Persee (French search engine)
New Zealand Digital Library
Online Journals On Oceania Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991
Pacific Studies, IA
Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 1979-
Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 1945-2009 online
The Contemporary Pacific 2000-2013
On Mission Mission Periodicals Online, from Yale Univ. Library
Magazin für die neueste Geschichte der evangelischen Missions- und Bibelgesellschaften 1818, 1820, 1824, 1827, 1831, 1832, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1841, 1850, 1853, 1867 GB; 1818-1856 from Yale Univ. Library
Church Missionary Society (London), Missionary Register, GB; search for Tonga, Friendly Islands vol.11 1823, vol.12 1824, vol.14 1826, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1829, vol.20 1832, vol.30 1842, vol.36 1848, vol.38 1850
London Missionary Society, The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1860, 1862, 1864-I, IA; 1848-1866 at Yale Univ. Library (full view)
Annales de la propagation de la foi 1834-1933, Gallica
Historiography Article : Pacific Islands Historiography, by K.R. Howe, pp.685-687, in vol.2 of A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, NY 1998 [G]
General Accounts On the Pacific Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.25, pp.266-269 Article Pacific Islands : New Caledonia. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.25
On New Caledonia
Historical Dictionaries Robert D. Craig and Franklin P. King, Historical Dictionary of Oceania, Westport CT : Greenwood 1981 [G]
Historical Atlas Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific, London : Penguin 1998, 120 pp. [G]
Statistical Data IHS : B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania 1750-2000, London : Palgrave 2003 [G]

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