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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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    • Samoa (1949) (W3471/16BW236) - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
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      Western Samoa, Lotus Land of the Pacific, is administered by New Zealand under United Nations trusteeship. The Administration brings to the Samoans those European services which will benefit them, ...
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    • Land Rover Commercial 1969 - Duration: 69 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 67,820 views
      Land Rover Commercial
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    • THE FIRST HALF-MILLION VOLT D.C. TRANSMISSION LINE (1965) (AAPG W3606/1161) - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 48,785 views
      How electricity is fed to the Cook Strait submarine cable. Surveying for the line; building the bridges, roads, and camps needed; erecting a tower above Benmore dam; taking tow-ropes across country...
    • A New Day in Samoa (1959) (AAPG W3236/45 & 46) - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 48,668 views
      Eastmancolor 21 mins. 35mm 1,900 ft. In the South Pacific Islands of Western Samoa, Polynesian inhabitants have, with New Zealand aid, assumed control of their own affairs, and Western Samoa is the...
    • Samoa (1949) - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 42,992 views
      The New Zealand National Film Unit presents Samoa (1949)

      Western Samoa, Lotus Land of the Pacific, is administered by New Zealand under United Nations trusteeship. The Administration brings to the...
    • THE CORONATION OF KING TAUFA 'AHAU TUPOU IV OF TONGA (1968) - Duration: 39 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 39,927 views
      Pre-coronation celebrations followed by colourful coronation ceremony in the Royal Chapel at Nuku'alofa.

      DV file of Beta SP (tape 278) telecine of 35mm film, W3471/f/221.
    • Shearing Technique (short version) - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 38,427 views
      New Zealand National Film Unit and The New Zealand Wool Board presents Shearing Technique (1958)

      In the 40s and 50s sheep shearers Godfrey and Ivan Bowen developed the 'Bowen Technique', an innova...
    • New Zealand Is Yours Nightlife You Tube HQ - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 33,149 views
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    • Samoan Family [Pictorial Parade No. 120] 1961 - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 31,441 views
      SAMOAN FAMILY A survey of Western Samoa on the eve of its becoming the first fully independent Polynesian State. B&W 16 mins. 35mm 1,440 ft. DV file of Beta SP telecini of 35mm film.
    • The Cook Islands (1952) AAPG W3471/3029&3030 - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 27,502 views
      Colour film about the islands and people of the Cook Islands group. Mostly shot around Rarotonga it features many places and customs including fishing and dancing. The film also has a tourism ele...
    • ROYAL VISIT TO THE KINGDOM OF TONGA (1954) (W3471-16BW210) - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 27,205 views
      The official film of the Royal Visit to Queen Salote's Kingdom, made for the Tongan Government. A comprehensive cover from welcome to farewell, including traditional ceremonies and feasting, dancin...
    • Royal Visit to Fiji (1954) - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 25,227 views
      On December 17 1953, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh began their three day visit to Fiji. This was only the fourth tour that Queen Elizabeth had undertaken since becoming Queen in Febr...
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