Kura Strickland

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Kura Strickland OBE (December 1929 – 31 January 2014)[1] was a Cook Islands politician and Cabinet Minister.

Strickland was born on Aitutaki and worked for the Cook Islands Trading Company and as a public servant[2] before being elected to Parliament as one of the members for the multi-member seat of Aitutaki.[3] He subsequently represented the seat of Amuri-Ureia. He was later elevated to Cabinet.[2]

He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1994 New Year Honours (OBE).[citation needed]


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  2. ^ a b Ben Chapman-Smith (4 February 2014). "PM Puna honours former politicians". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Puna, Ngereteina (1979). "Chapter 18: The Campaign: Aitutaki Constituency". In Ron Crocombe. Cook Islands Politics: The Inside Story. Auckland: Polynesian Press. p. 191. ISBN 0-908597-002.