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.
Reference number F9627
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company New Zealand Cinema Enterprises
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