PERSONAL RECORD. THORN, GEORGE [ROME OLYMPICS 1]

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Filmed by George Thorn, assistant manager of the 1960 New Zealand Olympic Games team to Rome.

The XVII Olympiad was held in Rome from 25 August to 11 September 1960. New Zealand sent a team of 38 athletes and ten officials, flag-bearer for the team was Les Mills.

The 1960 NZ Olympic Team prepares to depart for the XVII Olympiad in Rome. Posing for team photos at the Winter Gardens, Auckland. The film gives an indication of the length of time the team was in transit from Auckland to Rome - team on Aircraft, exiting plane at Darwin. Scenes at airport. On the ground in India. Sight-seeing, a man performs tricks with a monkey, slums in [Bombay], camels, locals pose for camera. Team member pays alms to a Sadhu. Rowing team practising.

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Year 1960

Reference number F29181

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:15:00

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