FIBRES OF FORTUNE

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A scientist explains the role of New Zealand soft woods in the production of paper, pinus insignis for newspapers. A panorama of Auckland and the Kauri forests of Northland. Scenes of thermal activity, Rotorua. Shows Putaruru with pine tree nurseries, planting. Includes hydroelectricity for pulp and paper mill. Road machinery constructs roads. Shows Arapuni Dam, power station at Hora Hora and the Waikato River.

Reel 1: Introduced by 'scientist' explaining role of NZ soft woods in production of paper. Pinus insignis for newspapers. Panorama of Auckland. Kauri forests of Northland. Scenes of thermal activity, Rotorua. Putaruru, pine tree nurseries, planting.
Reel 2: Hydroelectricity for pulp and paper mill. Road machinery constructing roads. Arapuni Dam, power station at Hora Hora. Waikato River.
Reel 3: 'Scientist' talking. Tree felling, log train, log jam on river (older material probably from Canada). Pulp in mill, paper products.
End title: “Ad. for Putaruru Pine and Pulp Co. Ltd.”

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Year 1940

Reference number F7404

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre In-house

Duration 0:26:27