Friday, June 11, 2010

Boat #307, Cook Islands

The Cook Islands natives cheerfully greet their old buddies, the British. I'm sure this ends well. I wonder what wikipedia has to say about this meeting?...

The first recorded landing on Rarotonga (the main island) by Europeans was in 1814 by the Cumberland; trouble broke out between the sailors and the Islanders and many were killed on both sides.

I'll have to check my collection to see if there's a stamp depicting this same scene but five minutes later. I'm guessing not.


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