THE BIRTH OF NEW ZEALAND [EXCERPTS]

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A surviving fragment of the historical epic.
Scenes at Government ball, some men in uniform, dancing, men talking. (“Title French Leave for Akaroa At Dawn” scratched at end of shot above).

Captain Stanley arrives at Akaroa & hoists British flag.

“The French arrive at Akaroa, only to find that Captain Stanley with H.M.S. Britomart has preceded him”. New Zealand Cinema Enterprises Limited (logo) Palmerston North Tiki Films.

Sailors row ashore in dinghy. Brief conversation then they row away.

“And so, but for the small indiscretion of a French Officer how different things might have been”. New Zealand Cinema Enterprises Limited (logo) Palmerston North Tiki Films.

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Year 1922

Reference number F9627

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 0:02:15

Production company New Zealand Cinema Enterprises

Credits Stella Southern: Mrs Campbell
John Faulkner: Tan Campbell
Con O'hara: Harrington Reynolds
Steptimus: George Kingsland
Director: Harrington Reynolds
Camera: [Frank Stewart]
Asst. Camera: Edwin Coubray
Asst. Camera: Fred Jackson
Asst. Camera: Wallingford Tate

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