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Summers past and Christmas presents

Monday 02 December to Sunday 05 January




Mon 02 December, 9:30-12:30


Tauranga City Library, 91 Willow Street, CBD

Nga Taonga looks back at Christmases past in this compilation of amateur films from the archive collections. Watch the floats at the 1979 Farmers Santa Parade in Auckland, share a cup of tea or a spot of beer with Kodak employees at their annual picnic in Wellington, delight in the unwrapping of presents with the Reynolds family in 1952, and then kick back and immerse yourself in the typical summer scenes from the West Coast of the South Island to the Bay of Plenty in the North Island.

Location: Nga Wahi Rangahau: Research Collections
Dates: Monday 2 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020.

Kei te hiahia a Nga Taonga Sound & Vision ki a koutou kia whakata pai tatou ko o tatou whanau, kia ara ake hoki he maharatanga hou, penei i enei. E mihi ana ki nga kaituku taonga katoa i homai nei a ratou taonga hei manaaki ma te uri whakatupu. Nga Taonga Sound & Vision hopes you all have a fun and relaxing time with your whanau, making memories to last, like these ones. Thanks to all our depositors for sharing their taonga for future generations to enjoy.

Featuring Nga Taonga Sound & Vision collection items:
Farmers Santa Parade (1979) Courtesy of Bruce Reynolds # F80335,
Kodak New Zealand Ltd Presents Movies Of Their First Annual Picnic Held At Titahi Bay Feb 28th 1932 Courtesy of Helen Reynolds # F85208,
[Christmas 1952] Courtesy of Bruce Reynolds # F27649,
The Greymouth Gazette (1930) Courtesy of Nga Taonga Sound & Vision # F8013,
[Wanganui Collegiate School Ceremony] [1952] Courtesy of Adrienne Baron. # F20025,
[Exhibition Trip 1940] Courtesy of Jill Lawrence. # F26648,
Summer Holidays ‘The Mount’ 1951 Courtesy of Diana and John Tripe. # F30322,
Life Saving Opunake, [193-] Courtesy of Daphne Searle. # F99759

Image credit: Exterior scene showing boy standing in front of Christmas tree playing with a toy plane. Credit: Personal Record. Reynolds, Ah. [Christmas 1952] Stills Collection, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. Courtesy of Alfred Harry Reynolds Collection. S297831

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