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Ceremony with naval officers of HMAS Mildura during a cruise of the Cook Islands, 8 Oct 1900

Reference Number: 1/2-021257-G

Lord Ranfurly (at centre in cocked hat) reading the proclamation declaring Rarotonga part of the British Empire. Shows dignitaries participating in the ceremony, and naval officers in uniform looking on. Photograph taken by Malcolm Ross on the cruise of HMS Mildura to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga, October 1900, during which the Cook Islands and Niue were annexed on behalf of New Zealand.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Uchter John Mark Knox Ranfurly, Avarua, Colonial administrators, Rites and ceremonies - Cook Islands and Cook Islands - Annexation to New Zealand.

Part of:
Ross, Malcolm 1862-1930 :Photographs by Malcolm Ross of New Zealanders in the Great War, Maori, mountaineering, New Zealand scenery, etc, Reference Number PAColl-5192 (76 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures996. Cook Islands. Rarotonga. ca 1900(PFP-029776)

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