Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Cook Islands Māori Language Week

Kia orana, happy Cook Islands Māori Language Week!

Running from 4 to 10 August 2013, the aim of the language week is to celebrate the Cook Islands language and culture and to promote the teaching, learning and use of the language in every environment. Visit the Facebook page and find out more

You can also view the poster for the Akirāta Oū Festival and find out more about this event, which is running in conjunction with the language week

Enjoy the selection of  heritage photos below, which are drawn from the heritage collections of Auckland Weekly News at Auckland Libraries and learn a few words at the same time.

Tangata / People:

Ref: AWNS-19011212-8-2, the Princess of Mauke, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ref: AWNS-19011212-8-3, 1901, people at Mauke, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19050810-13-4, NZ Administration Centre staff, 1905, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ngai nooanga / Key locations:

Ref: AWNS-19001005-3-2, Post Office and other Government offices, Avarua, 1900, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19011212-7-1, Rarotaonga harbour, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19110420-11-3, the Government Buildings, Avarua, 1911, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Kainga nooanga ete enua titiro / Streets and Landscapes:

Ref: AWNS-19110713-11-2, street scene with Ikurangi mountain in the background, 1911, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19200422-40-2, the district of Ngatangiia, 1920, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ta mataora / Having fun:

Ref: AWNS-19110427-12-3, Wigmore's Waterfall, Vaimaanga, 1911, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Angaanga / Working:

Ref: AWNS-19001109-6-3, pressing limes, Mangaia, 1900, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19001109-6-4, bringing in limes, Mangaia, 1900, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19011212-6-3 , 1901, shipping oranges, Mauke, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19011212-6-2, shipping oranges, Mauke, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections

 Tautai ete kuki manga / Fishing and cooking:

Ref: AWNS-19140709-51-5, cooking fish, 1914, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19140702-40-2, spearing fish, the lagoon at Nikau, 19014, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Putuputu anga tamataora / Events:

Ref: AWNS-19010614-1-2, 1901, Lord Ranfurly, reading the proclamation extending NZ's boundaries to include the Cook Islands, 1901, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19140709-47-1, Vice Regal visit to Rarotaonga, 1914, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19140709-51-2, women singing to welcome the Vice Regal party to Rarotaonga, 1914, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-19140709-51-2, men dance to welcome the Vice Regal Pary, Aitutaki, 1914, Sir George Grey Special Collections

5 comments:

  1. Kia Orana,

    Meitaki maata for the bit of history updates of some our beautiful Islands, Especially a bit of the Island of Mangaia, didn't know that Limes were main fruits shipped to Rarotonga, but Pineapples they were sweets and juicy.

    Also I'm very familiar with Nikao beach area, lots of swimming when I was kid!

    Thank you for this visit down memory lane!
    Have a great day and this week through speaking our Te Reo Kuki Airani.

    Ok ra, ka kite.

    Ko Ngametuaangai Pepe Tuaputa toku ingoa.

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    1. Thank you for comments, it is great that you enjoyed the post and it triggered memories from your childhood. Akameitaki.

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  2. mauke boat day - waiting to load boxes of produce oranges, bananas etc on to boat. this is at taunganui-o-uke (taunganui) landing kimiangatau. photo is looking towards direction of pirikura in background. so many changes have taken place to this day ..... where you see men dragging boat over reef ..... it is no more ..... that reef passage has now been blasted open & dredged up ...meitaki nui no teia au tutu ..... akatokamanava toku ipukarea .... akatokamanava toku pito enua ..... akatokamanava e ei mua ......

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  3. mauke fotos - cargo waiting to be shipped on boat. this is at taunganui-o-uke (taunganui)landing to the nw of mauke. foto is looking towards direction of pirikura in background. foto showing boat being dragged over reef .... this is no more ...today the reef has been blasted to kingdom come and a wide/deep channel has been dredged open .... big big change ...akatokamanava toku ipukarea .... akatokamanava toku pito enua .... akatokamanava e ka vai rai to akaieie .....iooooo...kokoko....eeeeee!!!

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  4. Many thanks for both of your comments. The location details have been added to the photograph records in Heritage Images Online (this information will appear in Sept after the systems update). It is great to have this valuable information to enrich theses heritage collections, akameitaki.

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