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Von Tempsky's Ghost Television – 2002 Documentary

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Mike King presents the story of Gustavus Von Tempsky: swashbuckling colonial soldier of fortune, "flamboyant folk hero" and "our first pin up boy". The Prussian-born artist, self-promoter, romantic and adventurer, led an elite unit - the Forest Rangers - in the 1860s New Zealand Wars, garbed in trademark Garibaldi shirt, kilt and calvary sabre. His bush-fighting skill attracted respect from Māori foes, who named him "manu rau" (many birds); but also controversy after an infamous raid. He met his demise fighting guerilla leader Titokowaru.

Key Cast & Crew

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John Milligan

Writer, Producer, Director

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Patrick Monaghan

Editor

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Mike McCree

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Produced by

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Bright Spark Television

Source

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Bright Spark Television

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by John Milligan.

Music

Additional Music by Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns