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Bushman

Short Film (Full Length) – 1952

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And the Charles Hardy Cup is filled with beer, the bushman's favourite drink, for a toast to the winner!
– Narrator John Humphries, describing the Axemen's Carnival in Taumarunui
There’s little to do at night. We’re 30 miles from town and the neighbours are too close to visit often.
– Narrator
It’s a good life in the open air. We wouldn’t give you tuppence for a job in the city. But none of it's easy work. An axe gets heavy when it’s swung all day, and it is good hard timber.
– Narrator
…. It’s a lonely place but it's a pretty good place after a hard day’s work. At home the women meet us. For them it’s a lonely life, and they too look forward to the end of the day.
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