The New Zealand cruiser 'Royalist', most powerful warship in the RNZN, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 11 at Sydney, Australia.
LS. Ship at wharf.
CU. Bow of ship.
LS. Bow of ship.
MS. Sailors on bridge.
Sailors on deck letting our rope.
Sailors on wharf with rope.
SHOT Of boat sailors moving around and letting down gangway.
Sailors at rail of ship.
Lifebelt 'HMNZ ROYALIST'.
Officer walks and PAN to men in Maori dress.
CU. Maori and PAN across to two Maoris.
Two Maoris doing HAKA.
Group doing HAKA.
CU. One dancer jumping.
Closer shot of three dancers.
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Background: The New Zealand cruiser 'Royalist', most powerful warship in the RNZN, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 11 at Sydney, Australia. Among the crew of six hundred are some Maori sailors. Dressed somewhat unconventionally by Naval standards, they danced a HAKA on the ship's deck to the delight of Sydney citizens.
The 'Royalist' is to join the Commonwealth Strategic Reserve in South East Asia. Warships of the Royal Navy... Royal Australian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy will carry out independent tests of air and submarine defences off the New South Wales coast before proceeding to participate in the large scale SEATO manoeuvres in South East Asian waters in the middle of this year.