[NEW ZEALAND NEWS AND VIEWS No. 21]: GALLANT EXPLORER PAYS TRIBUTE TO EMPIRE HERO. OFF TO THE ANTARCTIC

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Footage of the American explorer Commander Richard Byrd visiting Christchurch in preparation for an expedition to Antarctica. He addresses a crowd in front of a memorial to Captain Robert Scott. His ship, City of New York, is loaded and his husky dogs are prepared for their journey.

Item Title: NEWS AND VIEWS, NEW ZEALAND. GALLANT EXPLORER PAYS TRIBUTE TO EMPIRE HERO. COMMANDER BYRD BREAKS JOURNEY AT CHRISTCHURCH TO DO HONOUR TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN SCOTT.
Item filmed: Sunday November 25, 1928. (ref: Dominion, 26.11.1928, p.13.)
Intertitle: COMMANDER BYRD.

Item Title: NEWS AND VIEWS, NEW ZEALAND. OFF TO THE ANTARCTIC. THE ICE-BREAKER OF THE BYRD EXPEDITION, THE CITY OF NEW YORK, MAKING READY FOR DEPARTURE.
Item filmed: November 1928.
Intertitle: THE ELEANOR BOLLING.
Intertitle: COMMANDER BYRD PERSONALLY SUPERVISES THE PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE.
Intertitle: SOME OF THE HUSKIES UPON WHICH SO MUCH DEPENDS.
Intertitle: CHINOOK - - LEADER OF THE PACK.
End title: The End. METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURE. [Distributor’s title]

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Year 1928

Reference number F4434

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:02:43

Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office