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NFU Picture/Sheet No.


Technical details

B&W, 53 minutes, 35mm, 4,800 ft.


Produced by Government Film Studios, Miramar.

Minister in charge Hon. Frank Langstone.

Directed by H.H. Bridgman.

Supervised & Edited by C.J. Morton.

Photography - C.D. Barton, R.M. McIntyre.

Sound - F. Grant, C. Wickstead.

Music - F. Crowther.

Narration - B.V. Beeby.

Script - M. Forlong.

Sets and Titles - G. Bridgman.

Costumes - Grace Walpole, Peter Jackson Limited.

Film Censor's Certificate No. U5264 (19 May 1941)

Cat. Refs. 1951 p.35; 1956 p.37, p.53; 1957 p.47, p.64; 1958 p.48, p.64; 1962 p.63, p.68; 1967-68 p.38; 1973 p.40; 1977 p.46.

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 90

16mm film- W3471/16BW464

35mm film- R.1 W3606/f/64

35mm film- R.2 W3606/f/65

35mm film- R.3 W3606/f/66

35mm film- R.4 W3606/f/67

35mm film- R.5 W3606/f/68

VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 63

Full Description

The coming of the pioneer settlers in 1840, the making of their first homes in the wilderness, the gold rushes, the Maori wars, the stage coaches, and the frontier towns. A panorama of New Zealand's history and scenery, its social and economic development from 1840 to 1940.

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