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Published on Nov 25, 2009
This video tells, through a song, the remarkable story of William Ma(r)sters who ran away to sea from his home in Leicestershire, England in the 19th century and ended up on the remote South Pacific island of Palmerston in the Cook Islands. With the help of four wives (not three as is often believed), he founded a dynasty which survives to this to day.
The song was written for the 100th anniversary of William's arrival on the island. The video, filmed on Palmerston, is not very good quality as the original was on tape, But I think this is an historically important recording, and I hope Marsters descendants around the world will enjoy it.
You can find out more about the Cook Islands at www.cookislands.org.uk - the most comprehensive and only independent guide on the internet.
If you want to read much more of the Marsters story, go to www.cookislands.org.uk/marsters