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Title ‘Fishing Industry of New Zealand’. Fishing boats in port, children walking in front of boats on shore. Intertitle ‘Coaling the Trawlers’. Man and children on trawler moving backwards. Man carrying sack of coal on his back on board boat. Intertitle ‘Messengers used during the voyage’. Man climbs up ladder to messenger pigeon cage on top of building, collects two birds and climbs down ladder. Intertitle ‘Putting out the Nets’. Nets hanging off back of fishing boat. Intertitle ‘Hauling up a Catch’. Men haul in the nets at back of boat with large catch of fish inside. Intertitle ‘Birds follow the boats attracted by the Fish’. Large flock of seagulls in water behind boat.

Intertitle ‘Releasing the Pigeons conveying news of the day’s Catch’. Man smoking pipe at back of boat releases pigeons from basket. Intertitle ‘Pigeons arriving with the News’. Pigeon lands on roof beside cage. Intertitle ‘Returning to Port’. Fishing boat travels on sea, seagulls flock on water. Intertitle ‘Unloading the Fish’. Children watch as fishermen unload fish in baskets. Large catch of fish in baskets. Men push cart with large wheels piled with baskets of fish. Man in bowler hat holds large fish. Men in suits sit and stand on blocks of concrete sea wall. Waves break over sea wall. Man holds large sea bird by wings, second man holds sea bird by wings (petrel).

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Year 1911

Reference number F97914

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Genre Short

Duration 0:05:50

Production company The New Agency Film Co. Ltd. UK

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Credits Camera: Charles Frederick Newham

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