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A survey of Cook Islands preparations in 1965 for internal self-government. Traditional village life, religion and new developments in industry, education and health services are examined, as well as the Island’s connections with New Zealand and new Government structures. The first elections, opening of the Legislative Assembly under a new Constitution and the following celebrations in Rarotonga involving Keith Holyoake, NZ Prime Minister, Sir Bernard Frergusson, Governor-General, and Albert Henry, Cook Islands Premier, are also covered.

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Year 1965

Reference number F55063

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Short

Duration 0:30:34

Production company New Zealand National Film Unit

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Credits Director: Frank Chilton
Director: Derek Wright
Photographer: Warren Le Pine
Photographer: Grant Foster
Photographer: Lynton Diggle
Sound: Roy Singleton
Producer: Geoffrey Scott
Producer: Oxley Hughan

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