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    1948 London Olympic Games

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    Various wide shots of the ship carrying the New Zealand 1948 Olympic team arriving at Tilbury. Close up of name 'Port Hobart' on the side of the ship, and mid shot of athletes in smart black blazers meeting what looks like a local dignitary on deck. Close up of '1948 Olympic games NZ boxing' logo on pocket of blazer, and same badge with 'road cyclist' instead of 'boxing'. Lovely shots of male and female athletes performing a rather non-aggressive haka on deck, with audio coming in briefly halfway through the dance. Nice ending of haka as athletes jump in the air. The whole New Zealand team, consisting of 7 competitors, gather to speak to English reporter on deck, with audio. Reporter asks them to do the haka again, though we don't see it. Various close ups of reporter taking to David Woodfield, the manager of the New Zealand team. Brief, nice shot of the whole New Zealand team standing in a line, posing for the camera. Close up of reporter talking to swimmer Ngaire Lane, who says 'That's right, Mrs Ingram is my chaperone', and the reporter says 'You look as though you're old enough to look after yourself'. Ngaire Lane replies 'Well, we're chaperoning one another', and the reporter asks for Mrs Ingram to step forward, and she says 'I'm not very good at talking' and smiles. The reporter says 'I gather you're the chaperone to Ngaire here, and I gather it's quite an easy job is it', and Mrs Ingram replies 'It's quite easy, yes'. Close up of Ngaire Lane looking off camera.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:01:54

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  1. Unknown user says

    "meeting what looks like a local dignitary on deck" - that's the New Zealand High Commissioner, Bill Jordan.

    "Mrs Ingram" referred to is Mima Ingram.

    "English reporter on deck" - that's John Parsons.

    The other New Zealand team members seen are Doug Harris, John "Dutch" Holland, Harold Nelson, Maurice Crow (the owner of the boxing jacket seen), Bob Goslin (the owner of the boxing jacket seen), and Nick Carter.

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  2. Unknown user says

    CORRECTION: The last 4 lines of my previous comment should read....

    Maurice Crow, Bob Goslin (the owner of the boxing jacket seen), and Nick Carter, (the owner of the cycling jacket seen).

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  3. Unknown user says

    More of this event can be seen in clip 201206.275

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