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  • Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Waitangi and Auckland in New Zealand. Colour.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New Zealand Greets Queen.

    M/S yacht 'Britannia' in the Bay of Plenty. L/S other boats. C/U woman taking photograph. M/S as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, step onto the quay at Waitangi, they are greeted by Governor General Sir Bernard Fergusson and his wife. C/U people cheering, M/S as the Queen gets into the car. Various shots of the Queen and Duke standing in back of car and waving to crowds as they pass. M/S Treaty House commemorating Maori chiefs accepting British sovereignty. C/U painting inside house depicting arrival of Captain Hobson. C/U portrait of Hobson. C/U's of another painting.

    M/S as Queen and Duke walk across lawn in Treaty House grounds to meet Maori chiefs. C/U chief waiting, pan to woman behind. Various shots of Queen and Duke shaking hands with important Maoris. Various shots of Maoris performing the Haka dance. C/U Maori chief dancing with painted face. Various shots of the dance. M/S's of the Queen on the lawn watching Maori chief Arapeta Awatere putting a dart at her feet which signifies that they want peace but will protect their land if necessary. Various shots of Maoris dancing the Haka. Various shots of Maori women dancing.

    M/S chief with dart in hand escorting Queen, Duke and K. J. Holyoake, Premier of New Zealand, across lawn to dais. C/U Maori girl watching. L/S Queen seated on dais. M/S crowds surrounding the lawn watching. C/U Maori girl. Various shots of girls performing the Powhiri dance whilst the Queen watches. C/U Duke watching. L/S warriors performing another tribal dance. C/U of the chief amongst the warriors with painted face. C/U Queen laughing. Various shots of warriors performing the dance. C/U small boy watching. M/S Maori chief poking his tongue out amongst the dancers. C/U Queen laughing. L/S of the royal dais surrounded by crowd. C/U Maori woman, C/U small boy watching. Various shots of the ceremony and Queen watching. L/S dais. M/S two women watching.

    Various shots of the harbour at Auckland. Various shots of street scenes. L/S craft taking part in the Auckland Regatta, various shots as Queen drives through waving. M/S as they get out of the car. C/U baby in pram. M/S as the Queen and Duke walk up to look at the boats. L/S crowds watching. M/S as 11 year old Sharon Corkin and 15 year old Mark Patterson are presented to the Queen and Duke, they are competitors in the race.

    M/S dinghies lined up on the beach. Various shots as the youngsters launch their dinghies and sail away. C/U young entrant in dinghy. L/S as the dinghies sail out to start. M/S crowds on beach. L/S start of the P. class race. Various shots of the yacht race. L/S of the Tamaki Yacht Club. The Queen walks down from the club and gets in the car. L/S crowds waving. The Queen waves as they drive away. M/S as two girls wave from quay.

    Cataloguer's note: the soundtrack to this item is missing, it appears to be a copy of the black and white sound version, paperwork suggests some scenes are missing on this version.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:01:00 / 01:25:11:00

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