RONGOTEA NZ - 1919. COUBRAY BROS BAKERY. THE SCENE OF TED COUBRAY’S FIRST MOVIE TAKE

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Three men, one holding a builder’s handsaw, act the goat in front of a trailer advertising “Reliable Movies.”
000:20 “Crazy’s Yes But In Keeping With The Movie Action Of The Day.”
000:28 “Nicholas And Minnie Coubray Senior Visit One Tree Hill, Auckland, NZ.”
000:36 A group of people walking around park grounds. Large buildings are in the background.
000:52 “Fred, Did The Honors, And Shot The Lot Of Us. - On Film Of Course -”
000:56 Man with camera on tripod takes snaps of the group.
001:05 “This Was Mum And Dad’s First Visit To Auckland. November 1927.”
001:08 Elderly couple are the centre of attention in these brief shots.
001:27 “Alice And Sister, With Arthur, And Son Keith, And Daughter Audrey. Photographed By Fred, 1927.”
001:32 Group shot
001:54 “Fred & Ed’ Bennet. Inspecting Concrete Water Tanks On A Farm, Auckland NZ. - 1929 -”
001:58 Two men inspect large water tank; cows grazing in paddock and drinking from large concrete trough.
002:13 “In 1932 - A Gathering Of The Coubray’s at 9 Baildon Rd Grey Lynn Auckland. NZ.”
002:20 Family in garden.
002:43 “Also Present - ‘Gustaf Lindvall’ Scenic Artist & Daughter ‘Nell’ ‘Athol Carson’ & ‘Mother’.
002:54 “And ‘Snap’ The Friendly Canine.”
Couple playing with the family dog; scenes of Rangitoto Island and the sprawling Auckland suburb in the foreground; large building; cameraman - Ted Coubray? operates a camera, with an extended telephoto-lens?; race course with One Tree Hill in the background.
003:32 “In 1929, Talking Movies Came To N.Z. So - Ted & Fred - Made A Movie Recorder. (Not Without Many Problems)”
003:43 Still shots of Ted Coubray? and recorder.
003:53 ‘Mangere’ - Mountain. Scene Of First Sound On Film Tests.”
004:08 Camera crew and cast dressed in Maori costume perform outdoors for film tests.
004:41 Last picture frame.

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Year 1919

Reference number F23334

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:04:41

Production company ted coubray

Credits Unspecified: Edwin Coubray

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