NZFA SCREENING. BIG MOMENTS FROM THE PAST 1953 - 1985

Find out more about this item:
Message us

Rights Information

BIG MOMENTS FROM THE PAST 1953–1985
Peace, love and platform heels – remember the events that shaped the Baby Boomer generation, thanks to 24 clips from the Film Archive’s collection.
This 70-minute romp through pivotal moments in NZ history is not to be missed.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - CORONATION 1953
THE BIG SHOW 1953, (excerpt) 9.40
NEW ZEALAND PRIMARY SCHOOLS AT WORK, 1960, excerpt
NEW ZEALAND:THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA , 1960
RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS ,1963.
C’MON: THE CHICKS , 196-
C’MON: MR LEE GRANT, 1965
LOXENE GOLDEN DISC AWARDS: THE YEOMAN, 1965
RECEPTION FOR THE BEATLES IN CHRISTCHURCH AND WELLINGTON 1964, excerpts
COMPASS: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF TELEVISION , 1967 excerpt
3 NEWS: THE MOON LANDING 1969, excerpt
NEW ZEALAND’S DAY WITH L.B.J, 1966, excerpt
THE QUALITY’S INCLUDED FREE, 1968, excerpt
PARTY CONFERENCE 1969, excerpt
VIETNAM: THE NEW ZEALAND STORY WITHDRAWAL, 1982 excerpts
HOTU PAINU, 1985, excerpt
MISS NEW ZEALAND 1973 , (excerpt)
THE WAY WE WERE, 1997, excerpt
A BIT MR CHURCHILL”S WAY, 1974,
FRED DAGG, 1975
TANGATA WHENUA : THE CARVING CRIES, 1974, excerpt
TE MATAKITE O AOTEAROA / THE MAORI LAND MARCH, 1975, excerpts
PATU , 1983, excerpt
DAVID LANGE AT THE OXFORD UNION DEBATE. 1985, excerpts

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, 1953
Cinema trailer showing the Queen’s coronation.
THE BIG SHOW 1953, excerpt
Full-colour promotion for NZ’s first Easter Show in Auckland. The show was opened by the PM, Sidney Holland. Children eat candy floss and Aunt Daisy delivers her morning show, while fashion parades and farming displays take place. Produced by Robert Steele
RAY COLUMBUS & THE INVADERS,1963.
She's a Mod, she's a Mod... (yeah, yeah, yeah). Ray and band on Australian TV show Bandstand with our first overseas no. 1 hit.
C’MON: THE CHICKS, 196-
Our very own Chicks.... the style, the music and the dancers pushed boundaries hitherto untried. From the hip NZBC show of the 1960s.
RECEPTION FOR THE BEATLES IN CHRISTCHURCH AND WELLINGTON 1964, excerpts
A short set of images from the 1964 Beatles Tour of New Zealand. NZBC.
COMPASS: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF TELEVISION , 1967 excerpt
By 1963 there were 81,000 (black and white) television sets in NZ, increasing to 529,000 sets by 1967; almost one for every household. This clip promotes the delights of television. NZBC
CHTV3 NEWS: THE MOON LANDING 1969,
The world stropped to watch the box: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” NZBC.
NEW ZEALAND’S DAY WITH L.B.J, 1966, excerpt
Lyndon Johnson, on his whirlwind tour to drum up more troops for Vietnam attends a State luncheon at Parliament. Pictorial Parade 184.
LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE 1969, excerpt
Norman Kirk’s opening address states the need for social responsibility to be paramount in future Government thinking. NZBC
VIETNAM: THE NEW ZEALAND STORY WITHDRAWAL, 1982 excerpts Demonstrations in New Zealand on National Mobilisation Day, April 30, 1971. TVNZ
A BIT MR CHURCHILL’S WAY, 1974
This documentary discusses Muldoon’s leadership style amongst other things. Muldoon, Thea and family are seen at their bach, strolling along the beach and driving the Falcon. Produced by Pacific Films.
FRED DAGG, 1975
In 1975 NZ got a second TV channel and Fred Dagg (John Clarke) demonstrates a slightly exaggerated modification of the aerial to get reception. TVNZ.
PATU , 1983, excerpt
Arguably the most controversial event in recent NZ history – the 1981 South African rugby tour. This short extract focusses on protestor Tama Poata. Produced by Awatea Films / Merata Mita.
DAVID LANGE AT THE OXFORD UNION DEBATE 1985, excerpts
A dazzling mixture of prepared debate and off-the- cuff responses to interjections mark Lange’s declaration of NZ’s Nuclear Free status,and refusal to allow U.S. nuclear armed or powered vessels into our ports. Produced by the BBC.

Favourite item:

Request information

Year 2008

Reference number F104625

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Nzfa screening

Duration 1:09:34

Production company NZFA

Location information

Taonga Māori Collection Yes