PERSONAL RECORD. BARRATT, LESLIE. FRIENDS OF THE DEAF, LABOUR WEEKEND 1958, PICNIC, MARCHING FOR THE DEAF, HARBOUR BRIDGE OPENED 1959

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(B&W). Group of women walking along street and going into shop, man coming out of shop. Views of viaduct. AA sign: ‘Ruakawa Falls, Mangawhero River’, view of water fall. Man standing level with sign. Group of people drinking tea at roadside, Kombi van parked at side of road. People standing in residential street. Women’s and men’s running races and other athletic competitions, Views of spectators. A seated twosome converse in sign language. Men dancing.

Group of woman walking. Train at railway crossing. Memorial arch at entrance to park. Sign ‘Paraparaumu’. People on street in front of ‘Paraparaumu District Memorial Hall’. People having greasy pole pillow fights. People in grounds outside hall. People looking through hay stack with spectators looking on, winner proclaimed. Group sitting on grass. Tug-of-war game. Man with shield ’Tug-of-war’ hung around his neck.

People waiting at ‘Paekakariki’ Railway Station. Rooftop sign: ‘Hotel Oxford’ with beer glass, wrought iron gateway to: ‘Garden Lounge’. BP petrol bowser with analogue meter. Traveling shot along road. Large hall with sign on street: ‘Donations, Deaf Welfare Centre, Friends of the Deaf’. Various perspectives of hall of Friends of the Deaf under construction. Wrought iron sign over gateway: ‘Balmoral Bowling Club’, views of grandstand and greens. Street sign: ‘Mont le Grand Rd’, view along street. Man walking across bowling green, man puts bowls into his bag. Bowling club building and green.

(COL) Views from across harbour of Auckland Harbour Bridge under construction, views of bridge from moving boat. Marching girls performing at recreation ground [Marching for the Deaf]. Table with trophies. Facade of building with clock tower. Sign: ‘Ferry’. Views of Auckland Harbour Bridge, traffic on approaches. Crest on building formed of letters ‘EWRC’ in circular formation with motto ‘Ake ake kia kaha 1884’.

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Year 1958

Reference number F46312

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:10:06

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