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Auckland City Centenary – Last, Loneliest, Loveliest Television (Full Length) – 1971 Documentary

Auckland City Centenary – Last, Loneliest, Loveliest

Television (Full Length) – 1971 Documentary

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Last, loneliest, loveliest. Most exquisite apart. I wonder if Rudyard Kipling would use those words to describe Auckland now? Somehow, I don’t think so.
– Reporter Hamish Keith
Near neighbours to the north and south must look nervously at this great monster of a place swallowing up the land. If you don’t come to Auckland, it’s said, Auckland may very soon come to you.
– Reporter Hamish Keith
For fifty blankets, fifty pounds of money, twenty trousers, twenty shirts, ten waistcoats, ten caps, four casks of tobacco, one box of pipes, a hundred yards of gown pieces, ten iron pots, one bag of sugar, one bag of flour and twenty hatchets he (Hobson) bought three thousand acres of the Waitemata.
– Reporter Hamish Keith
Auckland may be large and brash, bursting at its narrow seams, a confusion of places and of people, but with the sea at its door, it’ll always be a pleasant place to live.
– Reporter Hamish Keith