HMS NEW ZEALAND [H.C. GORE. EXTRACTS]

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Footage of the gift battleship the HMS New Zealand steaming into, and moored at, Dunedin Harbour. It was shot by prolific topical film maker Henry Gore in June 1913, the year prior to the outbreak of World War One.

Battle cruiser, HMS New Zealand, sailing into harbour with hills in background; moored at buoy with Union Jack flapping at bowmast; close up of smoke billowing from funnel; front twin-12” turret and pan up to bridge with replica NZ Coat of Arms, bridge signal lamps and main mast tower. Film ends abruptly on close-up of front turret 12” barrel elevating up-and-down.

Freighter entering harbour; shots of dockside facilities, including Albion Co Ltd Woolstore; HMS New Zealand moored in stream; close-up of funnels and visitors on main deck; front 12” turret with two men in uniform perched on barrels being photographed by fellow soldier; close up of secondary armament and port midships 12” turret; pan shot to passing passenger ship with decks full of onlookers; visitors to ship crowding rear main deck; rear 12” turret with visitors standing on top of turret; HMS New Zealand filmed from stem to stern from passing ship.

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Year 1913

Reference number F38483

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Production company [Plaza Picture Theatre]

Credits Camera: Henry C Gore