USING OUR RIVERS

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Year

1955

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

Length

B&W, 12.5 minutes

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 18 16mm film W3471/16BW42

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Full Description

B&W 12 mins. 35mm 1,124 ft. NFU Film Information Sheet No. 109 Cat. Refs. 1957 p.63; 1958 p.62; 1962 p.79; 1967-68 p.40.

WATER TRANSPORT. WANGANUI RIVER 212 ft.

NORTHLAND. SUPPLIES BY SCOW 177 ft.

WHITEBAIT HARVEST 315 ft.

MOUNTAIN POWER SCHEME 309 ft.

Compiled primarily for educational use, it shows how rivers are used for pleasure, for transport, and as sources of food and power. A scenic trip on the Wanganui River is made by river steamer, a scow takes cargo from Whangarei to the Awanui River and upstream to Kaitaia. Whitebait is netted in rivers of Westland and a power scheme is being built on Nelson's Cobb River.

Note: The catalogued running-time is incorrect and should read 12 mins.) (Note- This film was compiled from items which first appeared in other reels as follows: WATER TRANSPORT. WANGANUI RIVER first appeared in Weekly Review No. 244 (1946) NORTHLAND. SUPPLIES BY SCOW first appeared in Weekly Review No. 428 (1949) WHITEBAIT HARVEST first appeared in New Zealand Mirror No. 7 (1950) MOUNTAIN POWER SCHEME first appeared in New Zealand Mirror No. 8 (1950).

Viewing copies : VHS Video- R.V. 18 16mm film- 3471/16BW42

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