WEEKLY REVIEW 395

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Year
1949
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F29340
Media type
Moving image
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Rights Information
Year
1949
Reference
F29340
Media type
Moving image
Item unavailable online
Series
WEEKLY REVIEW
Place of production
New Zealand/Aotearoa
Categories
Newsreel
Duration
0:07:44
Production company
NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FILM UNIT
Credits
Producer: Stanhope Andrews

000:00 INTERVIEW . . . . SIR PETER BUCK: When asked by Maori kinsmen why he left New Zealand the response was that during his term of office as NZ Medical Officer of Health to Maori people, he felt that he had to make a very close and intensive study of Maori Arts and Crafts, Maori social organisation and language. This led him back towards Polynesia where these things originated from. From Central Polynesia to the Hawaiiki of the Maori people. In 1927 the Bishop Museum embarked on a 5 year programme of intensive research work in the anthropology of Polynesia , he accepted the invitation and formed one of the research teams.
He claims that Maori have made great progress since he left and are an example to other native races of the Pacific to follow, leading on to advancement in their adjustments to modern civilisation.
001:46 N.Z. LANDSCAPE . . . . THE LAKES AT TUTIRA Verses by James Harris. National Film Unit.
Lakes Tutira, Waikapiro and [Orakei] are situated near the main highway between Napier and Wairoa.
004:57 SOUTHERN ALPS . . . . R.N.Z.A.F. DROPS BUILDING MATERIALS
Sections of a prefabricated hut are loaded onto a RNZAF Dakota at Wigram. These 200lb packages have been prepared and packed by the Ministry of Works for dropping over the Southern Alps. Following take off a course is set for a dropping area, near the Mueller Glacier. The packages will be parachuted to men on the mountainside who have climbed from the Hermitage to repair and enlarge the Mueller Hut. The experienced RNZAF crew carry out operations on the mountain without a hitch.
007:44 THE END
A National Film Unit Production