HOT EARTH

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Year

1955

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

Length

B&W, 18 minutes

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 65 16mm film- W3471/16BW226 VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 3

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B&W 18 mins. 35mm 1,672 ft.

Film Censor's Certificate No. G900 (20 April 1955) NFU Film Information Sheet No. 104 , & 105 Cat. Refs. 1956 p.42; 1957 p.51; 1958 p.51; 1962 p.66; 1967-68 p.20; 1973 p.32; 1977 p.43.

Maori legend tells of the coming of the Arawas to the New Zealand coast and their journey into the territory of the unseen fires, where the land was warm and friendly. In Rotorua today the pakeha also uses natural steam for heating and cooking, and research into geothermal power may mean further wide developments in the area. For the first time we see how a geyser works, and trace the cycle of its building up and eventual sealing-off. The region has a great fascination for tourists, and the film concludes with a dramatic display of geyser activity.

Viewing copies : VHS Video- R.V. 65 16mm film- W3471/16BW226 VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 3

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