Introducing the Norm Hatch Collection

Between June 1942 and November 1943, around 21,000 US Marines arrived in the Wellington region to prepare for or recover from combat in the Pacific. They were among about 50,000 American servicemen who would be posted in New Zealand during World War 2, an event that would have a lasting impact on local culture.  

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40 years of the New Zealand Film Archive

Forty years ago, the New Zealand Film Archive was born. It had only one full time employee, a cinephile named Jonathan Dennis, who had just returned from touring film archives in Europe to learn as much as he could about the work ahead.

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