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1. 200 Kiwis for 200 Kangaroos: Two hundred New Zealand school children sponsored by the Young N.Z. League and New Zealand YWCA visit Sydney on an exchange with Australian children who are visiting Wellington.
On the flight over the Tasman, the children tour the cockpit.They have a pillow fight and practise a haka. Aerial shots of Sydney and Sydney streets being explored.
The Australian children board their flight to New Zealand and visit the sights in Wellington.

2. Ardmore Grand Prix 1956: Stirling Moss discusses the circuit with Mr GH Curtain while the cars are filled up for the race.
Drivers include Norman Hamilton, R McCutchen, Fred Zambucca, A Stafford, R Jenson
The cars are lined up and they are off.
Aerial shots are provided by a Pacific Films camera in a plane overhead.
Stirling Moss in his Masserati wins the race, Tony Gays in a Ferrari is second and Peter Whitehead also in a Ferrari third.
Ron Roycroft is 6th, the first New Zealander home. Auckland Mayor, John Luxford awards the traditional garland. Moss averaged 78.6 miles per hour.

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Year 1956

Reference number F3690

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:10:51

Production company Pacific Films

Credits Producer: Roger Mirams
Producer: John O'Shea

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