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Title ‘A visit North to view the Centennial Celebrations at Waitangi. Feb 3-7 1940.’ Car drives along road through herd of sheep past parked car. Sign ‘Trounson Kauri Park’. Large kauri tree. Woman at foot of kauri tree. Sign ‘To the four sisters’. Camera tilts down ‘Four Sister’s kauri trees. Man stands in bush. Sign ‘Waipoua River’. Sign ‘Tanemahuta’. Beach scene [Bay of Islands].

Intertitle ‘Waitangi Falls’. Haruru Falls. Intertitle ‘At Kerikeri is the oldest stone building in NZ built in 1843, and the oldest wooden house.’ Woman in front of stone store, Kerikeri. Woman in front of Kemp House, Kerikeri. Close up of Rainbow waterfalls, woman standing in front of falls.

Intertitle ‘The enacting of the Landing of Capt Hobson at Waitangi’. Maori canoes row into shore, met by people in pioneer clothing, Waitangi. Close up shots of Maori in traditional costume walking past camera from canoes, then pioneers. Dignitaries walk onto verandah of Treaty House at Waitangi, including Governor General Galway and Lady Galway. Maori group perform kapa haka in middle of crowd. Group gathered in front of marae, Treaty grounds, men speak into microphone. [See also F100452 and F100631 for footage of same event.]

Vehicles parked at Bay of Islands on grass. People in front of stone monument on hill. Cows in landscape, Bay of Islands. Long Maori canoe travels across harbour. Township from top of hill [Russell]. Women standing in front of stone church. Group of two women and man enter church. High angle view of island and coastal landscape.

Man in WWII uniform [Donald Winstone] walks in garden in front of house, Rosemeade, Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, with young woman [Hazel Winstone] then older woman [Violet Winstone], then second young woman [Joyce Harrowell]. ‘End’ title.

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Year 1940

Reference number F87505

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:17:00

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Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Credits Photography: Violet Winstone

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