Kōrero: Rural mythologies

One hundred crowded years

In 1940 the Government Film Studios made a film to commemorate the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the first century of New Zealand as a nation. The film featured this highly romanticised footage of the heroic struggles of the pioneer family. The man cuts down the bush to turn it into farmland, while the woman collects water near a thundering waterfall.

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Reference: One hundred crowded years. Government Film Studios, 1941.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural mythologies - The cult of the pioneer', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/20316/one-hundred-crowded-years (accessed 25 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008