NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 27 (Mark 1)

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Year

1957

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

87

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Unknown type, XX minutes

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Unknown

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(Two-reel version for British release) NFU Film Information Sheet No. 87 Cat. Ref. 1958 p.22. B&W 18 mins. 35mm 1,632 ft. ARTIST IN NORTHLAND. 498 ft. New Zealand artist Eric Lee-Johnson is seen making a pictorial record of many aspects of Northland and the evidences of its early pioneering days. DUTCH EASTER. 124 ft. Dutch settlers hide attractively painted eggs on Easter Day for children to find at Roseneath School. SOUTHLAND PROCESSION. 275 ft. As part of Southland's centennial celebrations, a grand parade is held through the streets of Invercargill. SHARK FISHERMEN. 317 ft. A pair of shark boats go down a North Auckland mangrove creek to the Kaipara Harbour and catch a big haul of sharks. Almost the entire fish is used, but especially valuable is the liver from which vitamin oil is extracted. RIMUTAKA TUNNEL. 380 ft. The interesting old Fell engines and centre rail of the Rimutaka Incline give way to progress with the completion of the longest tunnel in the Commonwealth. Track prefabricated in 350 ft. lengths is laid in the tunnel. There are celebrations when the first train leaves on the new and easier route. MAORI CARVING

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