PERSONAL RECORD. DAWICK, GH. WILD PIG HUNTING IN TARANAKI

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Title card explaining why wild boar need to be hunted - they kill lambs.
Shot of 2 ewes and newborn lamb. Men with gun and dog survey field damaged by boar.
Dogs descend and ascend ladder [as training drill]. Closeup shots of hunting dogs. Man and dog tussle with a stuffed sack. Hunters and dogs in ‘typical pig country’ hilly bush. They cross a foot bridge over a gorge. 3 dogs bring down a boar and kill it. Views over landscape with snow covered mountains. More shots of the men and dogs. A boar is attacked by dog while man holds boar’s tail. The man cuts the boar’s throat. The men boil up a billy can. Shots of a corrugated iron hut. The men display their kills to the camera. Shots of hunter with boar carcass strapped to his back. Title card announces an ‘unexpected kill’ - a spotted boar killed by the dogs. One dog stands guard over the kill. 2 men climb along tree trunk . For a few frames the film is shot at 45 degree angle. Another kill is recorded. The head is shown from several angles. The hunter points out the boar’s tusks, which ‘have killed many lambs’. Title card - ‘”Gertie” her wild past is forgotten’. Shots of boar in a field. [The shot begins with someone’s hand encouraging Gertie to come towards the person].

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Year 1945

Reference number F100383

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 00:15:52

Credits Photography: G H Dawick

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