GOD SAVE THE KING
ROYAL VISIT OF THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL & YORK TO NEW ZEALAND 1901
Surviving Rotorua fragments of the official film record of the royal visit to NZ. Produced by the Limelight Dept, Salvation Army, Melbourne.
NEW ZEALAND V ENGLAND 1905
The world’s earliest surviving international rugby test film. The original All Blacks beat England 15 - 0.
ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN PASSES, 1910
Early hand-stencilled colour film by Pathe. Filmed by Franklyn Barrett.
FROM ENGLAND TO NEW ZEALAND, 1920
Immigrants, including school boys, single women and sailors leaving for New Zealand under Government sponsorship.
OUTSIDE MOVE THEATRE, DUNEDIN, 1922
Unsuspecting passers by outside a local cinema, caught on camera by Dunedin film maker, Henry Gore.
SWIMSUIT CONTEST, 1924
An early contest film made by Frank Stewart.
TAIHAPE TOWN & FARMING, 1937 ( excerpt )
Street scenes filmed by FG Bonner.
WELSH SOUND TEST, 1930
An early sound on film experiment by Jack Welsh of Dunedin. Introduced by Eric Platt.
SWINGING THE LAMBETH WALK, 1939
Lively experimental film by Len Lye, inspired by the popular dance tune of the day.
THEME SONG OF THE YOUNG NEW ZEALANDERS CLUB 1946 - 48, - Uncle Neddo aka Edward Silver, calls the youth of New Zealand to account.
VULCANISM - NGARUAHOE ERUPTS, 1948
A National Film Unit cameraman flies across the mountain and secures some striking shots of the volcanoe’s activity. Weekly Review 349 item.
TAIHAPE - RAILWAY RUGBY, 1949
Spectators arrive on special trains from Wanganui and Ohakune for the Sunday rugby game between Wanganui and Ohakune at the Taihape Oval. Weekly Review 418 item, produced by the National Film Unit.
AXEMEN’S CARNIVAL, 1955
Wood chopping contest at Taihape, Section on timber industry and the introduction of the portable chainsaw used for felling native timber. Pacific Magazine 11 item, produced by Pacific Films.
POWDERED SUNSHINE, 1952 (excerpt)
The ideal 1950s housewife follows Aunt Daisy’s radio recipe for a milky jam pudding. Robert Steele Motion Pictures.
THE SINGING TROPHY, 1993
A hunters obsessive fantasy, an award winning short film by Grant Lahood.