NZFA SCREENING. GROWING DAHLIAS, GARDEN FETES & STATELY HOMES

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LA CULTURE DU DAHLIA, 1911, 4.00
An instructional film on how to grow dahlias. Different varieties of the dahlia are shown in close-up. Hand stencilled in colour. Pathe.Title in english: Growing Dahlias
FLORAL AND GARDEN FETE AT OAMARU, NZ, 1912, 6.00
'The Oamaru Domain' is the location of the fete. A parade of children in fancy dress, cars decorated with flowers & ferns, and competitive events and processions all take place. Along with'Pillow fighting' and 'Cycling teams'.
SCENES IN THE MANAWATU - NEW ZEALAND 1913, 2.00
Intertitles ‘Scenes in the Manawatu - New Zealand.’ ‘Palmerston North, the rising town of Manawatu.’ Intertitle ‘The picturesque Gardens in the Square’. People in gardens, train travelling through centre of square. Swans on pond.
THE GARDEN FETE AT 'TERANGI' RESIDENCE OF S. SOLOMON ESQ. 1919, 3.00
The fete was held at Mr Solomon's residence in Dunedin, Saturday, 25 October 1919, in aid of the Karitane Harris Home. Cinematographed by H.C. Gore, Dunedin'.
WELLINGTON AND ASSORTED SCENES 1917 -1924 excerpt .50
A glimpse of Wellington’s Botanical Gardens.
[EXPERIMENTAL EXERCISES, CORSTORPHINE] 1933, 2.00
A film set at the grand Dunedin homestead Corstophine which was built by TK Sidey, MP for Dunedin. This film was made by his grand-son TKS Sidey and features a range of special effects.
JOHN COOPERS TOPIARY GARDEN AT NEWMAN, EKETAHUNA, 1934, 2.00
A gentleman takes a walk around John Coopers amazing ‘Topiary Garden’ at Newman, Eketahuna. The garden has various animals, lounge settings, a piano with pianist, a mounted jockey and other interesting forms shaped from clipped shrubs etc.
HOME AND GARDEN 1951, 5.48
Nancy Camerons record of the Horticultural Society tour of the Wairarapa in 1951.
A hand flicks through the pages of a garden magazine, intercut with footage of a group of people touring private gardens. The gardens include “Longwood”, “Plas-Gwyn”; and “Rathkeale.”
SAILOR’S GARDEN PARTY 195- excerpt 2.30
A large group of women enjoy a garden party in the beautiful surroundings of a private home. A home movie made by Bayly Withell.

STAPLE HOMESTEAD GARDEN 196- 1.10
Shots of Staple Homestead and garden, Ruapuna, belonging to Bev and Roger Tasker. A home movie made by Bayly Withell.

THE GARDENER’S DREAM, 1953, 6.20
An amateur drama, made by Maynard Miles
Starring SAM & RHODA PRICE
Introducing PHILIP PRICE
Perpetrated By M.E. MILES
“One Glorious Autumn morning a busy wife was -”
Mother bathing her bonny little boy; now all dressed and looking handsome; having a swing indoors.
“Meanwhile That Husband the Brute Was Very Busy”
He’s relaxing in a chair out in the garden reading a golf book. He sneaks off into the shed to collect his golf clubs when suddenly mother runs outside to hand him a spade and hoe instead. Leading him out into the long grass on the section he sets to work but soon gets sick of that and lays down in the long grass and dreams about his family and a beautiful garden.

TOPIARY ANIMALS, ARRIVING AT ST. PETER’S COLLEGE, 1956, excerpt 1.30
Topiary figures of animals in Mr Morris’s garden in Cambridge. Filmed by Caleb Wyatt.

STAR GARDEN COMPETITION 1956, 8.48
Images of flowers in the Dunedin Botanic Gardens and in the gardens of various homes.
Intertitle: “First Class 1”. Shows the 5 placements in the first class division.
“Champion of Champions”. The winners walk about their garden.
“Runner up”. The runners-up walk about their garden. Filmed in colour by the Otago Cine Club

OF JUST OURSELVES AT 6 BURROWS AV.196- (excerpt) 7.00
Home movie made by Auckland film maker Albert Tingey. “Round about the garden ...”. A couple in their suburban garden, burning off rubbish, picking tomatoes, picking flowers etc

HAIRCUTS 1963, 3.00
The garden is where the King children have their hair cut. The baby proves a pest in attempting to disrupt this procedure. A home movie made by David King.

TULIP TIME 1946, .50
In the Wellington Botanical Gardens, 15000 tulips were planted for the spring Tulip Sunday display.WEEKLY REVIEW 270

PLANTS OF NEW ZEALAND....THE TREE-FERNS OF MOUNT EGMONT 1957, 3.30
The Egmont Forest Rangers follows bush trails to study the reproduction and growth of the tree-fern. The leaf of this fern is the National Emblem of New Zealand. This area has the ideal climate for the growth of these ferns. The Mamaku (black tree fern) often reaches the height of over 50ft. 10 miles from the summit of Mt Egmont is a nursery which is of special interest to botanical gardens around the world. It is here that over 150 varieties of fern spores are collected and cared for under special conditions in preparation for sending abroad.
The tree fern is used for landscaping around the home and the city of New Plymouth .NEW ZEALAND MIRROR No. 19

NEW PLYMOUTH - BLOOMS IN THE BUSH, 1964, 3.30
In 1951 enthusiasts purchased 150 acres of land on the foothills of Mt Taranaki and planted rhododendrons. The gardens have since increased to 900 acres and the Pukeiti Trust, which runs them, has a membership of 2,000. Voluntary work is vital and has built the comfortable members’ lodge. PICTORIAL PARADE 158

[PUKEKURA PARK NEW PLYMOUTH]1912, excerpt .45
High angle shot of children who form “living flags”on the field around a maypole. They form the Union Jack(?). The boys then lie on the ground and form the words “THE END” while the girls dance around the maypole.

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Year 2007

Reference number F102633

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Genre Nzfa screening

Duration 1:10:18

Production company NZFA

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