Dignitaries gathered in front of Waitangi meeting house. Include PM Peter Fraser, the Governor General Viscount Galway and Sir Apirana Ngata.
Gathering of Māori and European participants and public spectators at Waitangi in . Re-enactment of the original signing of the Treaty by chiefs and dignitaries. Lots of period dressed ‘settlers’ etc.
Hundreds of cars parked nearby. Family relaxing in grass. Picnic.
Waka Ngātokimatawhaorua at shoreline. Readying for its part in the celebrations.
Māori “warriors” perform for camera, using canoe paddles. One jokes with another and they hongi in a humorous manner.
Baby on mother’s lap. Family. Man with a [souvenir copy of the Treaty of Waitangi]. Adds his signature. Family. Larvae in rotten wood. Launch on harbour. Man carrying a large crab on his back.
Members of the Māori Battalion carrying kit bags, walk past camera. Family and friends walk alongside. A woman wipes away tears. They are all on a jetty. Board a launch. Over loaded, the boat makes its way across the harbour. Soldiers waving.
Waka on the harbour. Ngātokimatawhaorua
See also F100452 and F87505 for footage of same Waitangi celebration.