PERSONAL RECORD. THORPE, CANON DAVID. [HOKITIKA]
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School pupils, adults and white-robed [choir] at All Saints Church exterior before all enter, passing a nun at the door. Soldiers in line for camera in front of barracks. Soldiers march in parade ground and stand before officer. Bayoneting drill. Soldier march. Suited figure emerges from “Church Army” truck (with also sports a Church Army logo with a map of NZ). Marquee tent bannered “Church of England” and “Church Army” The marquee interior with piano, desk and chairs, table tennis table, framed maps and paintings. Fabric bearing two words hangs from the desk; the first word is obscured as the fabric is folded over the desktop. It may read: “Seaside Evangalism”.
Ministers emerge from the entrance of a large stone building and congregate on the steps. They are many and stand in a large group, smiling for the camera.
Two children and a woman on a blanket on grass. A minister with the children. ‘Hokitikia’ railway station. A train with children at the windows. ‘Kaihuna’ railway station sign. The train goes over a bridge (as filmed from train). ‘Arahura’ station. “Awatuna’ station ... The schoolchildren by the station at Greymouth. More ministers. Boys on boat with funnel docked at the wharf. A steam train at a raised water tank. Waterfall. Man on horse in woods. Dismounted man swings axe. Two horses swim across the river at the bar led by two men in a dinghy. (One man holds the reigns ,while the other rows). One man rides along the beach, a hat on his head and a pipe in his mouth. The man farewells a family, shaking hands on horseback, by the fence outside their house. Two men ride beside cows and below cloud-shrouded hills. They approach and enter the Church of St James (at Franz Josef) on foot. They stand outside the church, by the famous altar window - which reflects the mountains and glacier. A close-up of the window and reflection.
Reference number F45643
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA