STONEHENGE VISITED BY NEW ZEALAND DELEGATES, AND AFTER GALLIPOLI: THE FAMOUS MĀORI CONTINGENT

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STONEHENGE VISITED BY NEW ZEALAND DELEGATES.

Brigadier-General G. S. Richardson, General Officer Commanding (GOC) New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF), the New Zealand High Commissioner Thomas Mackenzie, and a small party of New Zealand parliamentarians and their secretaries see the sights of Stonehenge during World War One. It is early summer and likely to have been taken in late May/early June 1916, as Richardson was appointed to the post in February 1916.

Views of New Zealand politicians and military officers at Stonehenge; Thomas Mackenzie points out detail of one of the fallen stones; Mackenzie escorts his blinded son, Trooper Clutha Mackenzie, in uniform and with cane, into the stone circle; Mackenzie lights the cigarettes of two of the party, one of whom playfully taps Mackenzie’s homburg hat, which Mackenzie laughs at, then straightens out; Mackenzie with his son, who taps out the dimensions of one of the stones with his cane as they talk.

AFTER GALLIPOLI.

This extract was taken in early 1916 at Boscombe and is one of a group of three inclusions in the Pathe Gazette, all of which appear to have been filmed on the same day. See British Pathe Archive 1902.42, BOSCOMBE - NEW ZEALAND MAORI ‘HAKA’ FOR DESERVING CHARITY – PATHE GAZETTE, 1916; 1850.05 MAORI SOLDIERS R & R aka MAORI CONTINGENT RESTING [NEW ZEALAND MAORI SOLDIERS WHO TOOK PART WITH THE ANZAC FORCES IN THE GALLIPOI CAMPAIGN ARE RESTING FOR A WHILE IN ENGLAND], 1916; & 2346.12, MAORI ‘HAKA’ WAR CRY, 1916.

"The famous Maori contingent, now recuperating in England, at a football match."

Four young Maori soldiers pose for camera; Maori rugby team wearing striped rugby shirts pose for group shots on a misty English day.

From notes by Chris Pugsley.

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Year 1916

Reference number F48689

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production UNITED KINGDOM

Genre Newsreel

Duration 0:02:07

Production company Pathe Gazette

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Taonga Māori Collection Yes