DOWN SOUTH (1928)

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City scenes in Christchurch and Dunedin. Harvesting wheat on the Canterbury plains. Beach scenes at Caroline Bay and Broad Bay.
0:11 The motor road from Christchurch to Dunedin passes through the fertile Canterbury Plains, and along the sun-warmed bays of North Otago.
0:21 "A little bit of England planted in the South", Christchurch, cathedral city of the Canterbury Plains.
0:58 "Lest we forget" - the bridge of remembrance carries Cashel Street across the Avon.
1:14 The Avon meanders peacefully through the heart of the city.
1:50 Harvest Days - gathering Canterbury's wealth of wheat.
2:29 "Those who havested the grain. And those who flung it to the winds like rain."
2:48 Sunny hours on the sand of Caroline Bay.
3:16 Business slackens off about lunch time.
3:45 "When the smoke of battle clears" - one means of keeping cool.
4:19 Sand boys.
4:31 Seaside inflations - about to float alone.
5:00 Fair city of the south - Dunedin.
5:20 From the Octagon.
5:42 Broad Bay - where yacht and speedboats play.
7:49 "Where golden sunset lingers on the sands of the sunny South.

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Year 1928

Reference number F8305

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:11:12

Production company New Zealand Government Publicity Office