PERSONAL RECORD. BLACKIE, NORMAN W. ORANGE FESTIVAL 1967

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Titles ‘Kiwi Films Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand,’ ‘Camera, N.W. Blackie,’ ‘Presents,’ ‘Orange Festival.’ ‘Queens Desley Greggery, Suzanne Fromm, Jane Adcock.’ ‘President - Bay of Plenty Orange Festival Society, Mrs Ada M. Parnwell.’ Sign ‘1967 Orange Festival.’ Group of people including Miss Orange Festival. Miss Orange Festival and women walk down street, look around plants in glasshouse. Miss Orange Festival poses with other beauty queens in front of airplane at airport. Stars Travel light red plane taxis on tarmac, beauty queen in tiara alights, and is presented with bouquet of flowers, is greeted by officials. Beauty queen kisses man beside plane, tiara falls off. Beauty queens pose in front of plane. Beauty queen on bus waves with gloved hand. Beauty queens ride up hill on back of Landrover, pose on Mauao (Mt Maunganui).

Scenes [at Tga Primary School]. Beauty queens pose in front of building. Beauty queens open hangi to reveal food, Maori woman passes her stuffed toy. Scenes of food being placed onto plates, blonde beauty queen holds up piece of meat, group around table of food. Beauty queens sit with Maori children who perform waiata. Maori women pose in front of table laden with food. Beauty queens stand eating hangi etc from plates. Bus drives down road. Group of beauty queens and officials outside ‘Ranginui’ wharenui.

Sign in window ‘Orange Festival Ball.’ Beauty queens and various ball guests resplendent in formal ball gowns and suits in foyer, couple greet people. Band play including three saxophonists. Man with top hat walks up to podium with beauty queen, and young Pakeha and Maori girls. Footman hands crown on cushion to man in gown, who places it on beauty queen seated in centre. Crowds clap as beauty queen and entourage walk down stairs. Shots of people dancing including couple doing hula.

Scenes in hall. Girl on stage does hoola-hoop, then grabs boxes [toys] from cart, crowd in hall watches and claps. Beauty queen on stage is handed prizes. Girls preparing food. Lolly scramble. Children on stage in fancy dress. Decorated shop windows. Scenes of pillow fight on ‘log’ in street, crowds watching, prize winner receives prize. Tug of war on platform. Prize winners receive cups. Competition eating toffee apples on string. Girl with doll in pram, doll has ‘Orange Festival’ sash. Beauty queen in interviewed. Swimming pool. Beauty queens hop in cars and drive off to Hot Mineral Pools, where they watch children swimming. Beauty queens on beach. Car drives along beach. Beauty queens at Mount Marineland, man feeds seals. Beauty queen in bikini feeds dolphin, seal pulls Beauty queen’s hair, then she feeds seal holding fish with teeth. Cars carrying Beauty queens drive along beach, splashing in puddle. Beauty queens give speeches on stage.

Scenes of Orange Festival parade. People get ready for parade, crowd on side of road. Various floats drive past including Te Puke Primary School, Omokoroa No1 School, Kaimai, Greenpark School, NZ Air Force Assn, pipe band, Katikati Young Farmers, Rotary, Plunket, Fire Engine, T.W. Case Co. Ltd. Orange festival queens sit on podium, woman and man give speeches.

Scenes at fairgrounds. Man cuts wood with chains. Woman in gold suit lies down to be ‘chanson’, man then takes off lid and woman appears. Marching girls on field. Cars parked on field. Sign ‘Happy Festival’. Festival queens at Marae, posing outside wharenui, interior of wharenui, with children outside. Festival queens travel up hill in landrover to look at view of Mt Maunganui beach below. Landrover travels back down hill to beach. Festival queens observe landscape, suburbs. Two festival queens pose with picture of Maori woman. Festival queen shakes hands with man outside Stars Travel, man hands her tickets. Festival queen holds branch of kowhai tree, tui up in tree. Title ‘The End.’

Ko Ranginui te wharenui
Ko Hairini te Marae
Ko Ngāi Te Ahi te hapū
Ko Ngāti Ranginui te iwi
Ko Mauao te maunga
Ko Tauranga Tangata, Tauranga Moana.

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Year 1967

Reference number F40270

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:13:10

Credits Photography: Norman W Blackie

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