[WELLINGTON SCENES]

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Early film of Wellington.

Schoolboys at play - including piggyback fighting - in grounds of Island Bay primary school. Camera-masking presents some pupils (with caps) in centre of black rimmed circle with one boy in foreground. Fullscreen shots of schoolchildren facing the camera includes girls. Men in white bowling clothes and hats bowl on [Island Bay] bowling green. Camera pans from road (unmetalled) - with two cars parked - over Island Bay foreshore to the diving platform in the sea: A black flag with white lettering flies above a hut on the busy beach, beside dinghies and fishing nets. A close-up of the diving platform, showing both boards in use, with Taputeranga island in the background.

A panorama of Haitatai/ Rongotai as the camera (on a Melrose vantage point) pans from Evans Bay to Lyall Bay and Moa Point. (This shows the view before the airport was constructed.)

The camera moves from a Wellington Harbour (Port Nicholson) and over the town towards the Botanic Gardens. The camera moves from the Skyline Restaurant down along the cable car track to capture a cable car ascending. (Passengers can be seen seated on the exterior side of the car facing the camera.) A steamship briefly in the harbour - and at berth. The screen is divided in three to show a steamship, a steam train approaching the camera, and G.P.O vans and a truck. The large wooden Government Buildings with both a tram and a horse and cart on Lambton Quay. Two other [state] edifices - and Parliament Buildings. Manners Street from an elevated position looking west - with horse and and tram proceeding in direction - with signs for the “Prohibition Office” [in] “Cookham House”.

A rugby game. Both teams wear team jerseys with horizontal black stripes; the alternating band is white for one team white and a darker colour for the other.

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Year 1917

Reference number F11033

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:17:57

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