Parihaka : a photographic survey

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In 1981, Parihaka commemorated the 100 year centennial of the sacking of the pa. Under the auspices of the Taranaki Community Work Scheme, Vivian Hutchinson researched and compiled a slide/tape presentation for the Taranaki Museum. Working with the approval and support of Parihaka Trustees, he selected historic photographic images from the Taranaki Museum and the Alexander Turnbull Library's collections, wrote a script which was later recorded at Radio 2ZP. Vivian Hutchinson and Materena Rau Kupa are the narrators. The presentation is titled Parihaka : a photographic survey 1981.
Collection includes a 2013 digital restoration commissioned by Aunt Matarena’s family to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth on 15th March 1913. An online version of this digital recording is available at

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  Part 1

Two slide carousels. These are arranged to run alternately with a Lapse Dissolve Unit.

  Part 2

One reel to reel master tape containing the original recording of the


  Part 3

One cassette tape. Narration for Parihaka : a photographic survey. Cassette is pulsed to 1000hz for use in a Synchrocorder.

One cassettes Narration for Parihaka, as above but not pulsed.

  Part 4

Cassette of waiata recorded at Manukorihi, Waitara, Maui Pomare Day. 27/6/1981. Includes: 1) E Nga Iwi o te Motu, 2) Te Tangi a tatau, 3) Te Ra o Moehe, 4) Waitara, 5) - , 6) Enga Iwi o te Motu.

  Part 5

Metal case containing spare slides. Also a set of slides from Cliff

Whiting some of which were used in the presentation.

Script for audio-visual presentation. (2 copies)

  Part 6

DVD. 2013 digital restoration.

  Part 7

Digital copy. 2013 digital restoration.

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