PICTORIAL PARADE No. 12

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Details

Year

1953

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

"PP12"

Length

B&W, 9.5 minutes, 35mm 846 ft.

Film Censor's Certificate No. U29738 (6 October 1953)

Release Date: 9.10.53

Cat. Refs. 1956 p.28; 1957 p.32; 1958 p.26; 1962 p.28.

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 212

16mm film- W3589/16PP12

35mm film- W3606/h/3

VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 181

View clip of the Buller aerial ropeway from Pictorial Parade No. 12 at Te Ara

Full Description

COAL ACROSS THE GORGES - U.K. AERIAL ROPEWAY SOLVES N.Z. PROBLEM 223 ft A new aerial ropeway speeds up the delivery of coal from opencast mines in New Zealand's South Island.

KIWIS LIVE AT GAME FARM 163 ft A Hawke's Bay acclimatisation society's game farm, where trout and pheasants are reared, has become noted as a sanctuary for strayed or injured Kiwis, the strange flightless birds of New Zealand.

TOURIST TRIP - FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 228 ft Tourists and botanists visit the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier, which flows from the Southern Alps down into luxuriant fern forest only 700 feet above sea-level.

GEOTHERMAL PROGRESS -HIGH PRESSURE AT WAIRAKEI 189 ft A new valve is fitted to a 2,000-ft. deep geothermal bore, while scientists erect apparatus to test steam pressures. The valve is opened, and the bore blows with terrific force.

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