The Pepa Trail – Printing in Rarotonga
Auckland Council staff Liam Kokaʻua (Rarotonga), Angelique Tuaputa (Mangaia) and colleagues discuss the significance of 5 posters (pepa) printed in Rarotonga in the 1840s, currently cared for in the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection.
They explore the story behind each pepa and what we can learn today about the history of people and place at the time of the arrival of the printing press in Rarotonga.
This video is part of: Collections Talk - a documentary film series that explores taonga held in our Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections and Auckland Council Archives.
Journey with narrators who illustrate how documentary heritage collections help us understand our past, our present and show us potential paths into our future.
Youtube link to the full Collections Talk series here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkMKU0JvwTBYA26wEa3Y62aEWiG7AOFOM
For more on the Pepa on Kura Heritage Collections Online - click the link below:
To search Polynesian Pamphlets digitised on Kura click the link below: