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A record of the Governor-General Lord Liverpool visiting the Cook Islands and Samoa, accompanied by Dr Maui Pomare.

Cook Islands. W.S. boys in uniform exercising in front of school.
Pupils at desks in classroom.
Teacher removing mangoes or apples from boy's shirt.
Pupils exit from school main entrance. (some decomposition up till this point).
Lord Liverpool and Vice-regal party on steps.
Avarua - Capital of Raratonga - Taputaputea area. Tribal dance with long poles. Possibly part of formal welcome : costume from tea-plant leaves. Poles made from lemon hibiscus. Pointed hats made from palm leaves. Wigs made from lemon hibiscus. Women have gardenia in their hair. Audience joins in dance. Incl. Pomare (with moustache).
Speech from (?). Vice-regal party walking through crowd.
Further ceremonial dances.
Performing legend - showing the coming of Western ways/knowledge. Vice-regal party shaking hands with line of Cook Island officials.
Palace at Ngatarua, Avarua.
'Apia, Samoa' View from moving vehicle. Crowd lined at side of road and seated on grass, canoe stored under roof. Cars parked under trees.
Pan across crowd, houses.
Guests at ceremonial feast. Vice-regal group at feast.
Women in ceremonial dance.
Further shot of crowd.

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Year 1919

Reference number F6552

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:06:33

Production company Department of Agriculture

Credits Cameraman: Sydney Benjamin Taylor

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