PRINCE OF WALES [AT ROTORUA]

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Intertitle ‘Prince of Wales visits New Zealand’s thermal wonderland and sees famous ‘Pohutu’ Geyser in action. Pathe’s Gazette’.
Prince of Wales and his entourage gather around geyser. Wide shot of crowd watching geyser.

Intertitle ‘Prince of Wales - Maori Chief. Ever-loyal Maoris greet Prince with precious gifts, hakas, the beautiful ‘poi’ or rowing dance at great Native demonstration.’

Maori perform kapa haka in foreground as Prince of Wales approaches with entourage in rear, including Maori woman in feather cloak. Prince of Wales watches as Maori men perform kapa haka. Women perform canoe poi. Maori with flag ‘[Rongokako] Tamatea, Kahungunu’ and [royal] flag. Maori man in feather cloak with flag walks up steps to greet Prince of Wales. Feather cloaks are put into pile on ground, woman performs [kapa haka] with mere in hand in fgd. Prince of Wales reads speech accompanied by two men, one in feather cloak.

Intertitle ‘The wonderful war dance, only performed before Royalty’.
Large group of men in cloaks and carrying taiaha perform ‘war dance’, women perform in foreground.

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Year 1920

Reference number F60657

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series PATHE GAZETTE

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:02:50

Production company Pathe

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