Atlas of the Cook Islands
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|Map of the Cook Islands|
|The islands and atolls of the Cook Islands|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the Cook Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the Cook Islands.
|James Cook discovers in 1773 the Cook Islands (earlier seen by the Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña) The islands become a British protectorate in 1888 and become a posession of New Zealand in 1901. In 1904 Niue island is separated from Cook to become a seperate dependency.|
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