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Silent home movie footage [1960s] of the construction of the Manapōuri Hydro Power Station, construction workers and earthworks machinery can be seen in action.

Two kea on a branch in the bush, one kea is sitting in the sun on a branch and flying between branches.

Construction of the power station with construction workers standing on a platform drilling into the rock face.

Sea planes landing on the water, the sea plane sails towards the camera. A person can be seen outside the plane steering it from the port hole at the front of the plane.

A crowd of men onboard a ship.

[Governor General, Sir Charles Fergusson] and other officials can be seen disembarking a boat on to a jetty, filmed from above.

Views from the construction of the tunnel and close up of the markings [for drilling of the tunnel entrance into the rock]. New Zealand flag flying next to a group of construction men, in the foreground a man with a hard hat is taking pictures. Close up of construction workers wearing hard hats, one smoking others talking and sitting on the ground.

Close up of [Governor General, Sir Charles Fergusson] with a white hard hat, standing on an open sided lorry making a speech with officials behind him. A red sign in front of him attached to the lorry reads ‘Manapōuri Power Project First Shot Terrace Tunnel’. Construction men sitting and standing listening to the speech wearing different coloured hard hats. One woman is sitting at the front in the centre of the crowd [Lady Alice Fergusson]. More officials are talking to the crowd.

Large group of construction workers in hard hats walking towards tunnel entrance on the ground of the site. Men filmed from below standing on the top of the site and walking around the site, officials looking up at the rock.

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Reference number F279245

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

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