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Silent amateur colour film which shows various activities around the upper North Island of New Zealand and a family visit to Rotorua.

Two passenger ships at wharves in port. Scenic footage of landscape and an unknown beach. Point-of-view of a car driving on twisting hill road, passing Māori children travelling on the back of a truck. An unknown beach including people collecting kaimoana (seafood) from shore. A herd of cows walking along a rural road. Two men changing tyre on a [Morris Minor] car. Family members socialising outside a modern rural farmhouse, men and women smoking cigarettes. Family visit to a waterfall. Shearers shearing sheep using electric shears in a woolshed. New Zealand Railways railcar leaving provincial rural railway station. Family members socialising outside rural house, children playing on swings, children making boxcar go-cart, women smoking cigarettes, relaxing and gardening.

[Pōhutu] geyser erupting, Rotorua. Whakarewarewa Village, houses, meeting house, Te Pākira marae (Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao), carvings, “Tehokowhitu-A-Tu memorial archway over river. Guides leading tourist group around thermal activity and past erupting geysers, steaming mud pools, “Wharekai Eating House” sign, reconstructed model pā, carvings at entrance. 

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Year 1963

Reference number F279221

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Credits Camera: Peter Hasselman

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