Welcome to the Rekohu Collection
On this site you will find links to all things ‘filmy’ related to the Chatham Islands. Everything that we post on here is ‘taken’ from the public domain, so already exists publicly. Therefore, we are not so worried about copyright. If you object to any of these clips and videos being on here, email us and let us know. You will of course have to prove ownership before we will feel obliged to remove them.
Some of the images are quite old and obviosuly some of the people in them will have since passed on. We have considered this but feel that the importance of having a repository of Chatham Island films in one place is too important to be constrained by this issue. We also consider that these characters are an important part of our history.
We make no apology for any cultural slights that may be caused by the content of these videos. we do not make them, only collect and show them. If there is something in particular that offends you: let us know. We’re not affiliated with any of the cultural groups on Rekohu / Chathams / Wharekauri. We will however often refer to the islands by their original name; Rekohu, or sometimes use “Chathams” but this in itself is not a political statement.