Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Volume

The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five) Television – 1977 Drama Māori War

The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

Television – 1977 Drama Māori War

4957.hero.png
Title-mask-left-comp
Title-mask-right-comp
Start video player

The Governor was a six-part TV epic that examined the life of Governor George Grey (Corin Redgrave). This episode arguably best lived up to the blockbuster scale and revisionist ambitions of the series. It depicts key battles of the 1863-64 Waikato Campaign (including ‘Rewi’s last stand’ at Ōrākau). General Sir Duncan Cameron (Martyn Sanderson) feels growing unease following Grey’s orders to evict Māori villagers, as he learns respect for his foe, and that Grey’s motives are driven not just by the urge to impose order on ‘the natives’ but by land hunger.

Key Cast & Crew

Keith-aberdien-key-profile.jpg.180x180

Keith Aberdein

Writer

Profile.jpg.120x120

Peter Muxlow

Director

Profile.jpg.120x120

Warren Sellers

Producer

We will fight you for ever and ever!
– Chief Rewi Maniapoto (Wi Kuki Kaa)

Produced by

Rights

The copyright to this title is held by TVNZ.

Acknowledgements

NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and creatives for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce this title on this website.

Music

Music by Ross Harris.