Story: South Pacific economic relations

Hoisting the Union Jack, 1900

Hoisting the Union Jack, 1900

The Union Jack is raised over Mangaia in the Cook Islands, at a ceremony in October 1900 where Cook Islanders and Niueans were declared British subjects. The following year both the Cook Islands and Niue became New Zealand territories. They later gained a degree of independence but their people still have the rights of New Zealand citizens.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Ranfurly Collection (PAColl-5745)
Reference: PA1-q-633-19-1
Photograph by Malcolm Ross

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Geoff Bertram, 'South Pacific economic relations - Pacific neighbours', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2021)

Story by Geoff Bertram, published 11 Mar 2010