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  • About Archives New Zealand

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    Short film about Archives New Zealand, its collections and how the Governments Archives are being used by researchers and the public.
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    • Toehold on a Harbour (1966) [CC available] - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 25,779 views
      A swinging, sometimes humorous treatment of the theme that the character of Wellington has been shaped by its peculiar location. Flanked on one side by steep hills and on the other by a deep harbou...
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    • Weekly Review no. 195 (1945) - Duration: 7 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 236 views
      New Zealand National Film Unit presents Weekly Review no. 195.

      NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATES VE DAY - the end of World War II is celebrated throughout New Zealand.
    • Weekly Review No. 232 (1946) [Maori Battalion Returns] - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 10,474 views
      On 23 January 1946 the 28th (Maori) Battalion arrived in Wellington, after returning from service during World War Two. 780 troops were welcomed home with powhiri and waiata as they disembarked at ...
    • Pictorial Parade No. 3 extract Godfrey Bowen Breaks Shearing Record (W4361/1) - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,922 views
      WORLD SHEARING RECORD. 198 ft. Godfrey Bowen gains the world shearing record by shearing 456 sheep in a nine-hour working day.
    • Weekly Review No. 306 (1947) - Duration: 8 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 333 views
      New Zealand National Film Unit presents Weekly Review No. 306 (1947)

      On May 13 1947 Mabel Howard became the first woman cabinet minister in New Zealand, when she was made Minister of Health and Mi...
    • Monkey Tale (1952) - Duration: 8 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 978 views
      MONKEY TALE With Marquis the Chimpanzee and Family Produced for TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT by NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FILM UNIT

      SCRIPT : Kathleen O'Brien.

      COMMENTARY : Kathleen O'Brien.

      DIRECTOR : Kathle...
    • Summer Fire (Weekly Review No. 287) - Duration: 83 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 470 views
      Excerpt from Weekly Review No. 287.
      WELLINGTON.... SUMMER FIRE 129 ft. Contains footage of a large scrub fire near Wellington New Zealand. The Rural Fire Service tackle the blaze.
    • Pictorial Parade no. 43 (1955) - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 749 views
      New Zealand National Film Unit presents Pictorial Parade no. 43 (1955)

      THE PASSING OF THE FELLS - NEW WAIRARAPA RAILWAY The story behind the opening of the Rimutaka Tunnel - 5 miles in length and ...
    • Plastiphobia (1962) - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 379 views
      A PLASTIMANIA SPECIAL THE NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FILM UNIT Presents PLASTIPHOBIA BY FRED ONEILL

      Screenplay and Animation FRED ONEILL

      Sound Editing VAL FEDEROFF

      Production NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FILM...
    • Pictorial Parade No. 193 (1967) - Duration: 9 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,325 views
      New Zealand National Film Unit presents Pictorial Parade No. 193 (1967)

      HILLS FOR HOMES: Wellington city is growing and flat land is now unavailable. Homes are being built into the hillside and ...
    • Pictorial Parade no. 216 (1969) - Duration: 8 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 829 views
      JASON'S School

      A study in depth of Wellington's Mt. Cook primary school where many racial groups - Greek, Chinese, Maori, Samoan, and Dutch - learn to work and play together. Credits
      JASON'S SCHO...
    • Pictorial Parade No. 227 (1970) - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 541 views
      New Zealand's last electric tram trip took place on 2 May 1964. Tram no. 252 displayed the message 'end of the line' as she was driven by Wellington Mayor Frank Kitts from Thorndon to the zoo in Ne...
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