Story: Dolphins

Opo at play

Opo attracted crowds of children and adults to Opononi, and she seemed to enjoy their attention. This film clip was screened in 1956, the year of her death. It includes the song ‘Opo the friendly dolphin’, written by Crombie Murdoch.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 47. National Film Unit, 1956

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Humans and dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015