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Auckland City of Sunlight Short Film – 1946 Travel

Auckland City of Sunlight

Short Film – 1946 Travel

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This National Film Unit travelogue, produced for the NZ Government Department of Tourist and Health Resorts, finds post-war Auckland basking in sunshine. Flowers bloom in parks and gardens, city streets bustle and public swimming pools are packed. Trams and flying boats are a reminder of a by-gone era in the city's transportation while a rug factory is a colourful if unexpected inclusion. Last stop is a visit to Kawau Island — home of Governor Grey's Mansion House — where the sun also shines and aquaplaning, sports and bush walks are the order of the day.

Last, loneliest, loveliest, exquisite, apart.
- Rudyard Kipling on Auckland (from poem ‘The Song of Cities’)