In December 1956, while on a tour of New Zealand, the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Chatham Islands at his own request. He was the first member of the British royal family to set foot there. A highlight was a meeting of the Chatham Islands Racing Club. As well as watching the horse races, he mingled with locals at a hāngī.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 58. National Film Unit, 1957
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