Title ‘Aboard the plane for Wellington’. Aerial views of Wellington and coast including NAC wing ZK-AYZ of Douglas DC-3C plane. Views of Wellington zoo being visited by family. Filmmaker’s mother Louisa Oxley poses in front of pond. Animals in cages including monkeys, lions, bears, emus. Title ‘Monkey Business’. Louisa Oxley sitting on seat, viewing decorative boat on pond.
Intertitle ‘Wellington’. Views of Wellington from Tinakori Hills including ships in port. Firemen and engines on Thorndon Quay from high angle. Intertitle ‘Mr and Mrs King of Wellington’. Couple relaxing in front of house. Views of Wellington. Large ship in port.
Intertitle ‘Hawarden Show’. Views of A&P show at Hawarden, Canterbury; horses and riders in fields, pipe band, horses and buggies. Intertitle ‘Shearing demonstration by Mr. Bowen’. Crowds watch Mr Godfrey Bowen shear sheep. Showjumping competitions. Apples on tree in orchard. Trees on country road, cars parked on side of road. Band rotunda beside river. Woman walks beside house, poses beside tree covered in autumn leaves. Animated car with moving doors and bonnet. Close up of car steering wheel.
Louisa Oxley opens curtains and looks out windows. View of garden out windows. Tractor driving through orchard spraying trees. Close up of apples on trees. Car drives along road, man gets out. Louisa Oxley shows banjo to camera, Jack Oxley joins her and plays the banjo. Louisa Oxley holds saxophone, Jack Oxley joins her and plays saxophone in doorway of house. Louisa Oxley moves chairs in doorway, walks around garden.
‘Mr & Mrs Hawken, Horotane Valley’. Mr & Mrs Hawkens and Louisa Oxley walk out of house down garden path, pose for camera, dog joins them on steps. High angle view of house and orchards. Women ride up and down bank on sleigh type contraption on pulley, Mrs Hawkens lies down. Mr & Mrs Hawkens in orchards, trees in blossom. Couple walking in greenhouse. High angle view of orchard. Mr and Mrs Hawkens in orchard with dog.
Cataloguer’s Note: Jack Oxley worked on his father’s orchard, and as a self-taught engineer invented a number of machines to carry out orcharding work including a grader which he exported to England. He also made the banjo he played out of walnut and kauri. Jack and his mother traveled the South Island during the 1960s.