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This amateur film documents maritime scenes in the area of Tory Channel, the Marlborough Sounds and Wellington harbour. Items of note in this footage are the Perano family whaling station and the large number of seabirds the industry attracted, a significant event held at Chaffers Marina in Wellington harbour, the christening and launch of a motor launch named “Silver Dollar” and a waterskier displaying his skills for the camera.

General Views: Man and woman on deck of yacht.
General Views: Man rowing small dinghy near whale chasing motor launch moored off rocky headland.
General Views: Large numbers of sea birds swimming atop water in Fishing Bay - Perano Company whaling station in background.
General Views: Seal or Elephant Seal swimming on surface of water.
General Views: People seated in dinghy moored underneath jetty.
General Views: Yachts and other ships moored at Chaffer’s Marina - One ship flies the New Zealand Red Ensign and other flags from its rigging.
General Views: Naval officers and dignitaries speaking to well dressed crowd - flags of Commonwealth countries hang behind speakers and podium .
General Views: People sailing X-Class yachts in marina.
Dignitaries speaking to well dressed crowd - flags of Commonwealth countries hang behind speaker.
General Views: Group of young men rowing dinghy and large barge in marina.
Two men seated on yacht holding paint brushes.
General Views: Seagull standing on railing of yacht above small shark laying on deck.
General Views: Yachts sailing inside Chaffer’s Marina, people on deck handling ropes and sails.
General Views: Group of yachts sailing [Tory Channel],
General Views: People inside boatshed talking and examining motor launch “Silver Dollar”.
Pan Right: Across yachts and motor launches moored in bay near jetty.
General Views: Groups of people and families talking and eating food near large house on shoreline - yachts and ships moored near shore.
General Views: Yachts and motor launches moored in bay.
Large group of people gathered near slipway of boatshed.
Large motor launch “Silver Dollar” rolling out of boatshed and down slipway.
General Views: Woman standing on deck of “Silver Dollar” and using bottle of champagne to christen vessel.
General Views: Motor launch “Silver Dollar” sliding down slipway into water - men on deck stand holding ropes
General Views: Motor Launch “Silver Dollar” and other yachts and ships moored in bay - crowds of people visible aboard many boats.
General Views: Man water skiing behind motor boat in small bay
Water skier floating in water holding skis on surface.
General Views: Man water skiing behind motor boat in small bay - water skier comes very close to shoreline and camera.
General Views: Baches, holiday homes, boatsheds and jetties on shoreline - bush covered forested hills in background.

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Reference number F17658

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:16:12

Credits Photography: M R MAcAlister

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