PERSONAL RECORD. ROBINS, TAINUI. [BUILDING HUTS]
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These 16 mm films were made by Tainui Robins (1902-1989) who was a member of the Canterbury Mountaineering Club, Alpine Club and Canterbury Winter Sports Club. The films were screened to members and at public lectures. Mr Robins would often accompany the film with commentary.
018:33 (B&W) Men carrying materials weighing up to 60-70 lbs. up mountain to Carrington hut building site. They did this trip in three stages from [Levin Hotel], to Anticrow, to Carrington then up to Carrington hut site.
020:47 George McElroy chats with another tramper outside hut. Crossing the Waimakariri river heading towards Carrington and carrying 4x2 timber.
021:34 Allan Evans and Burt Barley leading 2 pack horses upstream of the White river.
022:09 Cedric Turner and the other men carrying the 4x2 timber loads, take a break on rocky slope. Tainui Robins? to the left of screen as the group crosses the river.
023:22 Fred Holson, the principal builder takes a break before resuming tramp.
024:14 Men finally arrive at the site. Shots of framework already done on the hut. Tent shelter with iron roof. Work continues on the hut and it begins to take on a more finished look.
027:30 (COL) Men once again take up loads of timber, iron etc. for the building of the “Cameron Hutt”. Jeff Harrow carrying at least 150 lbs. is the main man on this 12 mile hike up to the site.
031:11 Group arrives at hut site. Stan Buikson? Roger Bryers and Tainui Robins built Cameron Hutt. Men carrying the windows up to the site.
032:41 Plaque reads “Canterbury Mountaineering Club Hut”. Skiers relaxing outside Hut. Taking ski lift to the top then downhill slalom course to the finish line. Various scenes of skiers on the mountain.
037:02 Last frame.
Men who appear in the film: Tom N - - ? - - ? Morgan, George McElroy, Allan Evans, Burt Barley, Cedric Turner, Tainui Robins, Tom Newith? Derek Morse? Andy Anderson.
Reference number F14076
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA