Story: Screen industry

The Coubray brothers at work

The Coubray brothers at work

Film-maker Ted Coubray and his brother Fred are shown here atop the New Zealand Radio Films sound truck in December 1929. They were filming the funeral of Henry Cleary, Roman Catholic bishop of Auckland. The advertised ‘Coubray-tone’ was Ted’s invention – when the talkies arrived, he developed his own film sound system.

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New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Stills Collection
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Megan Cook, 'Screen industry - The early years, 1895 to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014