Title reads - Final Edition. Prelude to a Royal Journey.
Cataloguer's note: this is a mute shorter version of the item with the same title also in 70/17 (film ID 2243.21), no new footage. Description copied from 2243.21.
Various shots model of Captain Cook's ship `Endeavour'. M/S actors playing out his journey. Various shots of his entourage in rowing boats as they approach the shore. Various shots as they row in. C/U Maori warriors as boat draws up. C/U warrior. C/U Captain Cook being carried to beach by two sailors. M/S group of Maoris with spears. Captain Cook walks forward and throws some beads onto the ground in front of them. M/S showing Cook with the Maoris. Camera zooms in as he hoists the Union Jack flag.
L/S mountains, zoom in to Mount Cook. Various shots sheep running across pastures. M/S men shearing sheep. C/U sheep being sheared. M/S and C/U newly shorn sheep. M/S farmer letting sheep out of pen, they gambol along. C/U flowers. M/S people on horseback riding out from the Moonlight Stables in Queenstown. Various shots as they ride up path, pan to lake and trees. M/S `Lazybones' speedboat on Lake Wakatipu. Travel shot from boat. M/S boat speeding along on lake, pan out to show scenery. M/S lake steamer `Earnshaw' starting out. M/S John Dumble panning for gold, M/S showing £20 worth of gold dust in his pan. Aerial shot Sutherland Falls, Millford Sound (one of the four highest in the world). Air to air shot of aeroplane. Aerial shot showing waterfall coming down mountain and lake.
M/S farmer watching cattle in field at Walter Peak cattle station. M/S cattle. L/S Auckland suburbs. M/S street scene there. C/U signpost pointing to Queen Street. C/U model of crown suspended on wires over street, pan to busy street with cars. C/U women's feet, pan up their sundresses and floppy hats. Travelling shot passing tall building and others with bunting. Various shots Sydney Harbour bridge. C/U bushes full of flowers. L/S looking down over Piha beach. L/S rock, zoom in to surfers. Pan across surfers. Zoom in to geysers in Whakarewarewa reserve. M/S people watching. Zoom in to boiling water. L/S steam, a man walks in and puts glass of orange juice on the side, zoom in to show it trembling as the earth shakes.
L/S main square Palmerston North. L/S Massy university and students on lawns. Various shots students. L/S Wellington, M/S street scene. Top shot Houses of Parliament, Wellington. M/S Parliament building. C/U man playing ukulele, pan up to his face. Various shots of Maori girls performing traditional dance with balls on string. Various shots men performing traditional dance. C/U man sticking his tongue out. Various shots man angling in river. M/S trout jumping in water. Underwater shot lots of fish in the water. L/S waterfall and surrounding countryside. Top shot waterfall. L/S mountain shrouded in cloud. M/S `Endeavour' sailing along. Various shots Sydney Harbour bridge. M/S Opera House, M/S designs for costumes, pan up to Committee discussing them. M/S commemorative obelisk to Cook. M/S beach scene, with Cook's landing place at Kurnell, Botany Bay. M/S sea breaking over rocks, zoom out. L/S Bondi beach, M/S group of young surfers. M/S people playing in the sea. L/S Bondi beach. M/S skyscrapers in Sydney, zoom out. M/S Australia Square with people relaxing. M/S girls sat round fountain chatting. L/S skyscrapers. M/S Cahill Expressway. Big M/S Sydney Harbour and bridge. C/U Captain Cook's statue, zoom back to M/S statue.