Australian newsreel item about naturalists' expedition to study bird life in New Zealand.
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Australian newsreel item.
Naturalist expedition studies bird life in New Zealand.
Point of view shot from ships bow as it cuts through heavy sea, the spray comes over onto the deck. Rough sea taken from ship. LS expedition ship with mountains in background. LS mountains from boat with members of the expedition in foreground.
MS the expedition of naturalists hiking inland. Expedition on another lake surrounded by mountains. Shot looking up through branches of tree towards sky. Various shots naturalists camp on side of lake.
MS two natural scientists holding bird (a Weka). CU photographer adjusting camera. CU South Island tomtit. CU fantail. MS platform built in tree for use by photographers. MS the Weka (sometimes called the Maori hen) in natural surroundings. High angle shot large valley in New Zealand, tilts to top of high mountain.
Date on dope sheet is 23/09/1962.