LIFELINE OF THE LAKE

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Documentary on the steamship TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu. Passengers board ship up the gangplank, ferry departs. Views of Lake Wakatipu and Remarkables. TSS Earnslaw stops at a jetty and a water tank is lowered off the side onto the jetty. The Steamship stops at a jetty and cattle and goods are loaded onto the boat. A man unloads heavy sacks off a truck. Vehicles are lowered onto the deck by means of a crane. At Glenorchy sheep are herded onto the jetty then onto the boat. Sunset over the Remarkables from moving steamship.

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Year 1955

Reference number F98570

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:05:30

Credits Producer: Roy A Evans