KOTUKU

From Film

Revision as of 12:15, 19 December 2006; Admin (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ←Older revision | Current revision | Newer revision→ (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search


Details

Year

1954

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

Length

B&W, 12 minutes

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 73 16mm film- W3471/16BW118

Full Description

B&W 12 mins. 35mm 1,111 ft. Film Censor's Certificate No. U3993 (28 April 1954) NFU Film Information Sheet No. 93 Cat. Refs. 1956 p.6; 1957 p.6; 1958 p.7; 1962 p.8; 1967-68 p.21; 1973 p.34; 1977 p.44. B&W 12 mins. 35mm 1,111 ft. This film takes us to Okarito Lagoon in the far south-west of New Zealand, where the rare white heron's ancestral nesting tree stands beside the quiet waters. Each spring about forty of these birds gather in the same tree to build their nests, rear their young, and depart before winter comes. Kotuku, or white heron, was a sacred bird of the Maori, so rare that 'the flight of the white heron is seen but once in a lifetime.' Viewing copies : VHS Video- R.V. 73 16mm film- W3471/16BW118

User Description

Please add your own description below


Categories
Personal tools