RAROTONGA RUNWAY: OUT-TAKES [FIRST AIRCRAFT TO LAND IN RAROTONGA]

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This section (intertitles not included) are outtakes from RAROTONGA RUNWAY - see basis 2182 for full catalogue description.

028:01 Officials on board aircraft during its flight to Rarotonga; various shots of airstrip taken as plane prepares to land; landing at airstrip; airforce personnel and official guests stand chatting on the tarmac; officials wearing leis are are seen standing with their hosts next to the plane; cameraman in the foreground.
030:31 Plane lands on airstrip and cruises towards tarmac; Mrs Tailby, the Queen of Rarotonga and other guests step down from the plane onto the tarmac; they are welcomed by airforce officials; man looking over construction site.
031:13 Women prepare and serve kava ; large group of women perform Rarotongan dance for visitors before they are finally escorted to a large feast that awaits them on the verandah of building; hula dancers entertain guest during their meal; a whole pig is served as part of the feast; outdoors dancers perform as well as the men performing a stick dance; the musicians are seen briefly in the background.
033:47 Last picture frame.

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Year 1945

Reference number F7471

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:05:46

Production company public works department

Credits Camera: D O Haskell
Titles: L W Black