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Intertitle: “Newsreel 1948.”

“1948 Masport Cup Picton”. Speedboats racing in the Marlborourgh Sounds. (Boats include Redhead and Pelorus Jack)

“Easter Holiday Waikawa 1948”. Choppy seas break onshore.

“The Egg Floor 1948.” A man moves wooden crates of eggs from the back of his van to the service door of a barn. Writing on the box reads, “ Return to NR McMurtry Blenheim.”
Woman working an egg sorting machine inside the barn. Women filling and stacking cartons.

Passenger train wreck on the Blenheim - Kaikoura line. Potatoes being unearthed by workers in field. The [Opawa] River and the town and area in flood. Cars driving through flooded streets. Pedestrians making their way through the water.

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Year 1948

Reference number F22423

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:24:29