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Views of front of bus with sign “N.Z. Maoris” and round, black shield, with silver fern on it and “New Zealand. 1954. Maori All Blacks” written on it. Views of New Zealand Maori rugby team members standing in front of tour bus; wearing leis and one team member holding a placard. Maori rugby team photographed, many young men [students] standing with them.

Views of shops [in Suva], signs include “Tailor & Draper”, “Chimanlal Bros. Merchants/Drapers.” Men walking towards camera outside shop. Family standing outside shop.

External views of New Zealand Centennial Exhibition at Rongotai, Wellington, including waterfall, pan of Exhibition grounds, central tower with NZ flags blowing in wind, “Tower of London” building, train, auditorium from train. Men and children walking towards camera [outside exhibition], “Tip-Top ice cream” sign on building, young and older women walking towards camera. Exterior view of “Tower of London”, with Beefeater (Yeoman Warder) mannequin standing outside. Views of Centennial Exhibition roller-coaster and [speedway] ride. Further views of exhibition buildings and trains. Wellington street scene [Lambton Quay, cnr Stout Street].

Young woman wearing piupiu and bikini top dancing. Young boy playing in grass.

Storefronts [in Suva] with ceremonial flags and bunting across them, [in preparation for 1954 Royal Visit to Fiji]. Large “Welcome” gate decked out in British flags. High angle view of people waiting on street, bunting hanging off small buildings. [Military] band marching down Suva street, wearing uniforms, small group of scouts marching down street. Crowds lined up on street. Views of Royal motorcade driving along street, Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburg sitting in back seat waving to crowd. Queen and Duke exit car and walk along crowded street. Motorcade. Crowd on street.

Flowers in garden. Bridal party arriving at church. Bride and groom leaving church.

Woman with toddler and girl. Girl pushing toddler on bike. Elderly lady looking at flowers in garden. Man bringing afternoon tea on tray outside, followed by girls. Girls fooling around outside house which has “Waimira” sign on it. Car parked in garage. Garden shed covered in roses. Car driving out of driveway. Person walking out of garden holding [beer] bottle and sun umbrella. Family gathering in lawn outside house.

Close ups of pair of men wearing make up [clown] and entertaining crowd; girls and boys follow them. Girls in garden. Family in garden. Children fooling around in garden. Men dressed as witches in garden, other adults and children in fancy dress. Large group of people sunbathing; washing hanging on clothes line behind them. Park with large tent set up in it. Boys wearing white singlets and shorts running and hurdling towards camera, girls wearing black [skirts] running towards camera. Spectators on hill watching athletics. Pan front of house which has British flags posted around it. Garden with small plants arranged to make “E. R” and crown.

Bride and [her father] walking towards camera, maids follow. Bride, groom, wedding party and wedding guests photographed outside church.

“E. R.” garden.

Toddler walking along beach holding two adults hands. Family at beach. Baby in garden. Flower garden. Girl in garden. Family standing around car. Toddler with beach ball. Girl in garden dancing. Family in garden.

Girls at beach. Boats in harbour. Woman and girls standing on wharf. Views of land, yachts, boats and lighthouse, from fast moving boat.

Man holding child in front of house. Girl and young child on bikes.

Men and group in walking towards camera. Couple walking in front of Nadi Airport Terminal building. Buildings and large garden [in Nadi].

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Request information

Year 1940

Reference number F26308

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 00:28:00

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