The For King & Country programme was made possible with funding from the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee.
The programme was compiled by Ngā Taonga Sound & Visions’s Research Co-ordinator, James Taylor, and Dr Christopher Pugsley, who also prepared the script and provides the English voiceover. We have also translated the script into Te Reo Māori and have recorded a Te Reo Māori version featuring the voices of Te Iwa Tamaki, Petera Hawaiki, and Lawrence Wharerau – all members of Ngā Taonga’s staff.
Best known for his work on keyboards for Fat Freddy's Drop, Iain Gordon also enjoyed the opportunity to put sound with vision. The particular challenge of making a soundtrack for the images curated for this programme was to be able to create a sense of the mood of the times, but also a very tangible and raw emotional link that would draw the audience closer to the (often harsh) realities being portrayed – the human experience amidst the relentless march of War. Francis Gordon, best known as an ace Mid-Fielder in the Paekakariki Golden Bull Sharks Year 5 soccer team, is also showing early promise as a musician and has helped his father, Iain, with some key inspirations in his collaboration with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Ka mau te wehi Francis!
Footage in the programme comes from the collections of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, and some is courtesy of British Pathé, Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Images have been sourced from the Alexander Turnbull Library, Archives New Zealand, Canterbury Museum, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Wellington City Council. Music is courtesy of the Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery, Bongmaster, Kiwi Pacific Records, Saydisc Records, The New Zealand Army Band, The Yoots
Thanks to the staff of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for collecting, protecting and making our audiovisual heritage accessible, and to the many depositors and archives who have contributed to this programme.
Narration: Dr Christopher Pugsley (English); Te Iwa Tamaki, Petera Hakiwai, Lawrence Wharerau (Te Reo Māori)
Script: James Taylor, Dr Christopher Pugsley
Te Reo Māori translation: Waihoroi Shortland
Music: Iain Gordon
Guitar: Aaron Tokona
Additional keyboards: Francis Pomare Gordon
Musical consultants: Ema Pomare, Bob Davis
Sound recording & mix: Mike Gibson, Munki Studios
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Footage Courtesy of:
Jack Murtagh Collection
Picton Seaport Trust
Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Other Archival Footage Courtesy of:
Australian War Memorial Museum
Imperial War Museum
National Film & Sound Archive, Australia
Still Images Courtesy of:
Alexander Turnbull Library:
- "Fullers' Pictures." Jones, Frederick Nelson, 1881-1962: Negatives of the Nelson district. Ref: 1/1-011836-G.
- Exterior of the Globe Theatre, Christchurch. Webb, Steffano, 1880-1967 : Collection of negatives. Ref: 1/1-003991-G.
- McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935. Woman taking a photograph of thermal activity. Ref: PA7-17-41
- Photograph of West's Pictures filming Māori scenes in Rotorua. Ref: PAColl-9036.
- Motion picture projectionist alongside a projector. Jones, Frederick Nelson, 1881-1962 : Negatives of the Nelson district. Ref: 1/1-011360-G.
- Photograph of West's Pictures filming Maori scenes in Rotorua. Ref: PAColl-9036.
- Politicians and a crowd, outside Parliament Buildings, upon the declaration of war with Germany. Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand. Ref: 1/2-045239-G.
- Dominion of New Zealand. Military Service Act, 1916: Enrolment of Expeditionary Force Reserve... Call at nearest post-office.1916.Ref: Eph-D-WAR-WI-1916-01
- McKenzie, Donald Francis (Professor), 1931-1999. The British Empire and Allies' glorious triumph; the flags of freedom, liberty and justice, 1914-1919. . Ref: Eph-D-WAR-WI-1919-02.
- Graves of servicemen from the Wellington Mounted Rifles at Ayun Kara, Palestine. Ref: 1/2-106303-F.
- An Auckland officer placing a wreath on the grave of Lieutenant W P Richards, near Abeele, France. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association: New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: 1/2-013744-G.
- A New Zealand officer reads a cross in a former German field cemetery, World War I. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association: New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: 1/2-013054-G.
- The funeral of Sergeant Henry Nicholas, VC, in World War I, France. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: 1/2-013667-G.
- Officers saluting the grave of Brigadier General Johnston killed in 1917. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918. Ref: 1/2-012891-G.
Archives New Zealand:
- Airplane "Ao-te-aroa" search for by HMS "Dunedin" and "Diomede" and Tug "Toia." Shows route of Hood and Moncrieff's plane and pattern of search by rescue craft. Chart. New Zealand No. 1212. Published 1885, update to 1916. R20401539 ABPV W3111 1/1.
- Photograph: Brigadier Perry's Biorama Operating Staff, ref: 1923.53.603, The Canterbury Times photograph, Bishop Collection.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa:
- Armistice Memorial gravesite, 1930s, London, by Eric Lee-Johnson. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. O.007393.
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library:
- Europe, 1914, G5700 1914 . W23.
- The Daily Telegraph gazetteer war map (no.4), 1915, G5701.S65 1915 .G76.
- The Daily Telegraph war map no.12, 1915, G5701.S65 1915 .G76.
- The Daily Telegraph war map of Egypt and the Near East (No. 6), 1916. G5701.S65 1915 .G76.
- The Daily Telegraph war map of Europe (no.1), 1915, G5701.S65 1915 .G76.
- "Map of Australia," The New Student's Reference Work, 1914 edition, vol. 1, p.177
- Newspaper headlines from Papers Past.
Music Courtesy of:
Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery
Kiwi Pacific Records
The New Zealand Army Band
- Pokarekareana , performed by Iain Gordon.
- Pokarekareana , performed by Ana Hato, Dean Waretini, courtesy of Kiwi Pacific Records
- Brothers and Sisters , performed by Bongmaster Inc
- Sons of the Brave , performed by the New Zealand Army Band
- E Pari Ra , performed by The Yoots, courtesy of Economy Records
- Colonel Bogey , Performed by the New Zealand Army Band
- Pack Up Troubles / It’s a Long Road , performed by F. Wheeler and Chorus, courtesy of Saydisc Records
- Marche Lorraine , performed by The Band of the Royal Swedish Air Force, courtesy of Naxos
- Hoe Ra Te Waka Nei, performed by Aaron Tokona
- Scipio , performed by the New Zealand Army Band
- Here We Are, Here We Are , performed by Band of H. M. Coldstream, courtesy of Saydisc Records
- Great Little Army , performed by the New Zealand Army Band
- Invercargill , performed by the Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery
- Tomo Mai , performed by The Yoots
- Te Ope Tuatahi , performed by Ana Hato, Dean Waretini, courtesy of Kiwi Pacific Records
- Au E Ihu , performed by Iain Gordon
Archive Producers: James Taylor, Diane Pivac
Archive Editor: Zoe Robinson
Archive Scanning (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision): Richard Falkner
Consultant: Dr Christopher Pugsley
With special thanks to the trustees and staff of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for acquiring, preserving and making New Zealand’s audiovisual heritage accessible.