Old photo of the village on Rimatu'u

Rimatu'u village restoration

In the 1930s a small village was built on Motu Rimatuu to support the copra plantation on Tetiaroa. Copra (dried coconut) was an important crop in those days. The village was used until the 1960s when Marlon Brando bought the island and shifted operations to Motu Onetahi. Tetiaroa Society is restoring this historic village.

The images below show the site before any restoration work.  Stay tuned for progress reports.