Kauraka Kauraka

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Kauraka Kauraka (5 September 1951–1997) was a Cook Islands writer. He was born in Rarotonga, the main island of the Cooks. Kauraka studied in New Zealand, Fiji and other countries. He published six collections of poems in the English and Rarotongan languages. When Kauraka died in 1997, he was buried on the atoll of Manihiki, northern Cooks.


  • Taku Akatauira = My Dawning Star, IPS, USP, Suva, 1999.
  • Manakonako : Reflections, IPS, USP, 1992.
  • E au tuatua Ta'ito no Manihiki, IPS, USP, Suva, 1987.
  • Dreams of the Rainbow : Moemoea a te Anuanua, Mana Publications, Suva, 1987.
  • Return to Hawaiki, IPS, USP, Suva, 1980

External links[edit]

Rainbow Women, in "Voyagers : A selection from Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English" (Auckland UP, 2003). Edited by Robert Sullivan, Albert Wendt and Reina Whaitiri [1]