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Caves on the Coast

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Published on Jan 8, 2014

A National Film Unit news reel production directed by Hugh Macdonald in 1963 covering the discovery of a number of caves on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

A team from the Canterbury Museum, Ron Scarlet and Owen Wilkes, are lead inland from Charleston by John Curry, the finder of some caves of special interest to the geologists. The men explore the narrow caverns and find the first bones, those of a kakapo. Later they find moa bones which may have been dropped into the caves over a 1000 years ago.

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