Niue Centennial Album of photographs of Niue, Rarotonga and Samoa

Scope and Content

Groups include: skilled workers who supervised the construction of the Centennial Hall, Niue, including designer, Alesanda; 12 pastors (Ako Ako) and 60 deacons (Tiakona) from the 12 villages of Niue; Boys' and Girls' Brigades, including those of Tuapa, Namakulu and Hikutavake; Celebration Assembly; Rev Beharell with mission press staff; mission house staff (Harry and Meri); Liku men; ladies of Alofi church demonstrating traditional dances; children of the Administration school at Avarua, Rarotonga; girls of Papauta school, Samoa. People include: Rev and Mrs [Caleb] Beharell; Mr and Mrs C R Lankshear, including portrait in presentation regalia; Lupe Toa; Mrs Lankshear and Miss Joy Fowles outside Principal's residence at Papauta girls' school. Events include: Visit of Mr and Mrs Lankshear to islands of Niue, Rarotonga and Samoa at the request of Rev [Caleb] Beharell for representatives of the Congregational church of New Zealand to attend the Centennial Celebrations of Niue; opening of Centennial Hall by Mrs Lankshear and Rev Beharell. Activities include: planting of coconut palm seedlings in a ceremony showing an invitation and acceptance to return; sports and dances as part of Centennial Celebration proceedings. Places or buildings include: General views of Arbutus, Alofi, Avetele and Tamakautogo, Niue from the sea; Mission house, Sunday school and Bible Class buildings, wireless station, shipping building, war memorial, Mission compound, Centennial Hall, Alofi; Avetele, Makefu and Tuapa churches, Niue; T B hospital, airstrip, wireless station, Takamoa mission house, students' houses, lecture hall, Ngatangia church, Rarotonga; Fale Fafine [Women's house] Samoa; Malua Centennial Fale, Samoa; Malua Jubilee chapel hall and Malua grounds; Leulumoega boys school. Also includes: maps of Niue, Rarotonga and Western Samoa; Feast provisions; grave stones of Perenice Head, widow of Head of Tuapa; grave of Rev [James Harris] Cullen; grave of Lakena, Samoan co-principal of Papauta school.

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