GAUMONT GRAPHIC, 485, NEW ZEALAND: MAJOR GENERAL HENDERSON INSPECTS MĀORI TROOPS
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This film, released 15th November 1915, shows the inspection of the 2nd Maori Contingent (Pioneer Maori Battalion) by Maj. Gen. Henderson in Auckland during World War One. This is the last known footage showing the Contingent before they took part in operations at Gallipoli.
Intertitle: “Major General Henderson inspects the second contingent of Maori troops before they leave New Zealand for the front.”
The 2nd Maori Contingent is lined up on parade ground at Narrow Neck Camp, Takapuna, Auckland, dressed in tropical dress wearing cork Wolesley-pattern pith helmets and the soldiers are seen fixing bayonets before inspection. Major Gen. Henderson, Director of Medical Services, accompanied by senior officers, inspects the troops.
Reference number F48604
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production FRANCE
Production company Gaumont Graphic
Taonga Māori Collection Yes