Hervey Islands [S Cook Islands],1856

Scope and Content

Includes letters by:

Makea, Pa and Tinomana

William Wyatt Gill, Mangaia and Rarotonga

George Gill, Mangaia

Henry Royle, Aututaki

Aaron Buzacott, Rarotonga

Mrs Buzacott [née Sarah Verney Hitchcock], Raraotonga - her husband's illness and necessity of their leaving; urges need for new men to be sent to Group

Maretu and his wife brought back from Maihiki by whaler; islanders ready to be sent to Penrhyn and other islands as teachers

Maternal associations started by Mrs G Gill [née Sarah Trego] to counteract neglect of children beyond certain age

use of intoxicating drink 'kava'

Conditions Governing Access


Other Finding Aids

Handlist available

Archivist's Note