NZFA TRAVELLING FILM SHOW SCREENING. NEWTOWN FESTIVAL 2013
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THE DEPARTURE OF THE SECOND CONTINGENT FOR THE BOER WAR, 1900
The Second New Zealand Contingent filmed on January 13 or 14 1900 at Newtown Park, Wellington. The Contingent members in fatigues undergo riding tests or training. Made by A H Whitehouse, the film is the oldest surviving moving film taken in New Zealand.
WELLINGTON AND ASSORTED SCENES, 1912-1925, excerpt
An early glimpse of the Newtown Park play area.
OFF TO THE FRONT, 1914, excerpt
The official farewell to the Wellington Section of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) on Thursday 24 September 1914, at Newtown Park by the Governor General Lord Liverpool. There were 2,500 men on parade and a crowd of 25,000-30,000 at the park.
DUKE OF YORK’S VISIT, 1927 WELLINGTON excerpt
Enthusiastic crowds greet the Duke and Duchess of York. At Newtown Park 4,000 school children make a ‘Living Flag.’
NEWTOWN PARK BOXING, 1929 excerpt
Activities at Newtown Park: the playground, a bi-plane in flight and a large crowd watch a boxing match. Filmed by Mrs Forbes.
TRAMS FROM ATHLETIC PARK, 194-, excerpt
Trams travel up Adelaide Road towards Athletic Park. Crowds of people pour out of Athletic Park to board the trams. Filmed by Roy Walker.
PERSONAL RECORD. CARMODY, CHRIS. [ST. ANNE’S NEWTOWN] ca.1940 Scenes taken during an open day tennis tournament at St Anne’s Church.
PERSONAL RECORD. LINDSAY, ROBERT JOHN. AN RJL PRODUCTION, 1956 excerpts
The Karitane Hospital is visited by the Queen Mother. Brief scene of a wedding party in Newtown, followed by scenes at the Wellington Trade Fair.
PERSONAL RECORD. McWILLIAMS, NOEL. WELLINGTON ZOO, c.1960 excerpt
A family group visits Wellington Zoo, the children ride on the elephant.
PERSONAL RECORD. NAIRN, JOY. FAREWELL TO TRAMS 1964-65 excerpts
“Wellington’s Fleet is the last to be withdrawn in NZ.” “Route Thorndon - Newtown.”
[1981 SPRINGBOK TOUR RIOTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS] excerpts
The Police Riot Squad and protestors clash in Rintoul Street and near Athletic Park during the 1981Tour. Filmed by Alistair Gary Hughes.
CRADLE-LAND: Karitane Home Wellington, 1933
Babies and toddlers are cared for by Karitane nurses. NZ Pictorial Reviews No. 2.
A USE FOR REFUSE. CONTROLLED TIPPING 1938-1940, excerpt
Wellington was the first city in New Zealand to adopt the controlled tipping system of refuse disposal, the landfill system. A Wellington City Council rubbish truck collects rubbish in Newtown.
WEEKLY REVIEW 174, 1944: Display by Wellington East Girls’ College.
WEEKLY REVIEW 220, 1945: Children’s Ward....Hospital Entertainment
WEEKLY REVIEW 227,1945: Injured Servicemen... Occupational Therapy and Music...Bands Festival
WEEKLY REVIEW 207, 1945: New Zealand children help UNRRA - Clothes for Europe. Children from Newtown and Miramar Central schools collect clothing door to door.
WEEKLY REVIEW 269, 1946: Chinese Picnic. China’s National Day is celebrated with a picnic at Athletic Park.
[CINEMAS GONE FROM WELLINGTON CITY AND AREA] 197-
A television item on the demise of local cinemas, presented by John Shrapnell.
TODAY TONIGHT. 28/07/1981 excerpt
Item about the early days at Radio 2ZB that includes a story about announcer Bas Tubert on a balloon flight from Newtown Park.
CLOSE UP. ARCHBISHOP PAUL REEVES, 1985 excerpt
A profile of Archbishop and Governor-General designate Paul Reeves. Reeves talks of growing up in Newtown and attending Wellington College. Televison One.
LAST WHISTLE AT THE PARK, 1999 excerpt
This documentary is a tribute to ‘The Park’ using historic footage, interviews and moments from the last ever match held there. The Long White Cloud production team pays homage to Athletic Park “the home of rugby” and its run of 104 years.
THE WHIRLING MAN, 2000, excerpts,
Arnold Brooker traveled the country by pushbike and motorbike for almost 40 years, on what he called his Christian psychiatric crusade. Now 89, he is still to be seen on the streets of Wellington and at Parliament. Pious Productions / Unreal Films.
MEDIA 7. 01/09/2011
The Broadcasting Standards Authority's decides to fine complainant Donald McDonald, of Newtown.The news item discusses the case. Top Shelf Productions.
NEWTOWN FESTIVAL 2009 excerpt
The stalls, the bands and the people filmed by Justine Flanaghan and Andy Kirkwood with music by Andy Hummel and the Phoneix Foundation.
THE FILM ARCHIVE, CNR TARANAKI & GHUZNEE STS. WELLINGTON.
Reference number F229512
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Production company NZFA