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Silent amateur colour film which shows aspects of a road, ferry and air journey from Waikato to Fiordland, including activity around the building of the tailrace tunnel and Wilmot Pass access road of the Manapōuri power station.

Views from a car driving along rural roads, passing geothermal power pipes and billowing clouds of steam at the Wairākei Geothermal Power Station, and the Wairākei Store and BP petrol station in Waikato. A mechanic repairing part of engine of car outside a shop. View from a car driving through the [Central] North Island, past a snow-covered mountain.

Cars driving up a ramp to board the inter-island ferry ‘GMV Aramoana’ at Wellington ferry terminal, men watching freight train wagons boarding the ferry, men smoking cigarettes. Views from the ferry leaving Wellington port, past ships at wharves, passengers standing on mostly empty decks, seagulls flying during Cook Strait crossing, ‘GMV Aramoana’ travelling through Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton Harbour, and arriving at the Picton terminal.

Cars parked outside Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, houses in Bealey Avenue. A couple walking beside the Avon River in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens, spring daffodils on riverbanks, blossoms on trees and flowers, people paddling rented canoes on the Avon River and beneath willow trees.

Spring lamb following a mother sheep (ewe) through tussock on the Port Hills, scenic views over Lyttelton Harbour and Quail Island.

Neon lights at night advertising ‘Skellerup Posturepedic mattresses healthier sleep’, ‘Wattie’s canned and frozen foods’, ‘Dulux’ [paints] in Cathedral Square, Christchurch.

View from a NZ Tourist Air Travel amphibian seaplane flight.

Boat trip towards ‘MS Wanganella’ hostel ship, Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland.

Construction workers in hard hats and overalls building the tailrace tunnel and Wilmot Pass access road of the Manapōuri power station, workers on boat and at construction site amidst engineering machinery.

[Helena Falls] waterfall, small penguin on rock, scenic shots of Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound, workers at a Trig station and aboard a boat trip past bush-covered hills, some snow-capped mountains in the distance.

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Year 1963

Reference number F279208

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Credits Camera: Peter Hasselman

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