WHERE THE BLUE PACIFIC ROLLS

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Irises of scenic shots of Northland and the Pacific Ocean between intertitles describing the area.

“Stretching away towards the tropics, New Zealand's winterless north is a great expanse of fertile country, set in a perpetual summertime, and girt by a multitude of sun-warmed bays, picturesque rocky capes and rugged headlines.”

“Along this summer coast the wide warm swells of the vast Pacific hurl their thunderous sprays, or gently lisp and croon amid the shoreline haze, as the Ocean's mood dictates.”

Film historian Clive Sowry has determined that it was this documentary - along with still photographs taken by Arthur James Northwood - that gave rise to rumours of a lost western feature film from the Far North called (in the style of Zane Grey) “Riders of the Red Manuka”.

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Year 1926

Reference number F915

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Short

Duration 0:06:34

Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office

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