PICTORIAL PARADE No. 90

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Year

1959

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

"PP90"

Length

B&W, 8 minutes

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 290

16mm film- W3589/16PP90

35mm film- W3606/h/9

VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 115

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WEST COAST - BIG GREY BRIDGE 106 ft

DUNEDIN - THE LAST GOLD ASSAYER 206 ft

HYDRO - RIVERS OF POWER 353 ft

Film Censor's Certificate No. G9611 (14 July 1959) Release Date: 17.7.59 NFU Film Information Sheet No. PP90 Cat. Refs. 1962 p.53. B&W 8 mins. 35mm 705 ft.

BIG GREY BRIDGE. 106 ft. On the West Coast, the Minister of Works opens a new bridge over the Grey River, replacing a fifty year old wooden bridge.

THE LAST GOLD ASSAYER. 206 ft. In the vaults of a Dunedin bank Mr Ted Ashby, New Zealand's last gold assayer, follows his exacting trade - testing the value of gold.

RIVERS OF POWER. 353 ft. An aerial trip up the Waikato River shows established dams and new ones under construction. In the South Island the massive Benmore scheme is under way, the first of a series of dams to be built in the Waitaki Valley.


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