Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Volume

Von Tempsky's Ghost Television – 2002 Documentary

2907.hero.png
Title-mask-left-comp
Title-mask-right-comp
Start video player

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

John-milligan-key-profile.jpg.180x180

John Milligan

Writer, Producer, Director

Profile.jpg.120x120

Mike McCree

Sound

Profile.jpg.120x120

Patrick Monaghan

Editor

Produced by

Bright-spark

Bright Spark Television

Source

Bright-spark

Bright Spark Television

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by John Milligan.

Music

Additional Music by Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns