PERSONAL RECORD. STORY, ALFRED LAWTON. AITUTAKI MISSION FEB 1966

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Views of Aitutaki, Cook Islands, mission activities, includes Cook Islanders gathered around cars [at Aitutaki Airstrip], greeting each other. Plane taking off. Views of Cook Islands buildings and surrounds from onboard aeroplane. Passengers onboard plane. Views of coral reefs and islands from inside plane. Plane landing. People gathered near pickup truck at airstrip. People at airstrip. Cook Islanders dancing. Plane passengers greeted as they disembark. Sign “Teupokoenua Hall” , with Royal Navy White Ensign flag on right and New Zealand Red Ensign flag on left. People inside hall, standing around table with food on it. People sitting down for meal, woman fanning them as they eat. Children. Small tower, surrounded by barbed wired fence. Pan of islands from hilltop. Views of village on stormy day. Missionaries greeted by dancing Cook Islanders. People eating meal. People gathered in courtyard, meeting room. Children sitting down in classroom. People walking into buildings. Sign “Aitutaki Junior High School”.

Views of large group of [students] standing and walking in lines at [school] field, taking seats. Speeches on [school building] veranda, people sitting either side of speaker. Students sitting [in prayer] with heads bowed. Students carrying chairs. People drinking tea indoors. Students playing ball games at school field. [Albert Henry] addressing school children in classroom. Meeting, people at head table with Union Jack draped over it. Speeches. Missionaries talking outside school buildings.

Views of buildings and sign “Vaitau School”. Cook Islands girl walking towards camera. People walking into school building. Man and woman standing in front of blackboard in classroom. Teacher addressing students. Mural “Matapoeaetera. Oct 25, 1962”. Sign “Welcome All....”. Speeches at meeting. Children sitting outside building. Man speaking to group of young children and parents, their attention more focused on camera. Young children with heads bowed in prayer. Views of small church and garden. Men walking into church. Banquet table, women fanning food and people eating. Speeches. Cook Islands woman. Views from plane of Cook Islands. Hostess. Views from plane.

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Year 1966

Reference number F82453

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:16:58

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Photography: Alfred Lawton Story

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