VSA PACIFIC: THE WORK OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE ABROAD IN FIJI, WESTERN SAMOA AND TONGA

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Document of the works of various Volunteer Service Abroad workers from New Zealand working in the pacific.

Considers the plight of poverty stricken Fijian Indians living in shacks outside of Suva. VSA architect Alwyn O’Connor helps with the planning and ultimate construction of cheap housing for the dispossessed.

Helen O’Connor works as a radiographer in the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
Sandra Stephens works in the Fiji School of Medicine as a home science teacher.
Victor Wilson teaches farming and agricultural techniques.
Margaret Scots teaches at the YWCA, Fijians learn to dance to The Monkees.
Lautoka Hospital utilises the services of physiotherapist Hillary Keeling, as well as the crippled children’s home.
Volunteers relaxing at Mosquito Island.
Janice Taylor teaches trainee kindergarten teachers in Western Samoa.
Helen Montgomery teaching at a secondary school in Apia.
David Withers teaches accounting at the hospital whilst updating their accounting systems.
Other workers working with agricultural sector.
Michael Monty works at the Broadcast Studio in Nuku’a Lofa in Tonga recording singing and publishing programmes.
Francesca Bay, teaching teacher trainees.
Fred Brewer helps with the establishment of timber forests on one of the islands in the Tonga group.

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Year 1969

Reference number F1086

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:27:14

Production company Reynolds Television

Credits Cameraman: Berend Neervoot
Film Editor: John Cooke
Narrator: Merv Smith
Writer: Peter Cape
Director: Peter Cape