GAUMONT GRAPHIC, 485, NEW ZEALAND: MAJOR GENERAL HENDERSON INSPECTS MĀORI TROOPS

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This film, released 15th November 1915, shows the inspection of the 2nd Maori Contingent (Pioneer Maori Battalion) by Maj. Gen. Henderson in Auckland during World War One. This is the last known footage showing the Contingent before they took part in operations at Gallipoli.

Intertitle: “Major General Henderson inspects the second contingent of Maori troops before they leave New Zealand for the front.”

The 2nd Maori Contingent is lined up on parade ground at Narrow Neck Camp, Takapuna, Auckland, dressed in tropical dress wearing cork Wolesley-pattern pith helmets and the soldiers are seen fixing bayonets before inspection. Major Gen. Henderson, Director of Medical Services, accompanied by senior officers, inspects the troops.

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Year 1916

Reference number F48604

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production FRANCE

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:01:03

Production company Gaumont Graphic

Taonga Māori Collection Yes

Related Link ITN Source: BGT407040844 - Maori troops in New Zealand