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Encounter - I Think I Go to New Zealand Television (Full Length) – 1976 Documentary

Encounter - I Think I Go to New Zealand

Television (Full Length) – 1976 Documentary

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Someone worked it out that there were at least 90 members of the family who hadn’t turned up.
– Narrator Wayne Bell describes Lukre Martinovich's 89th birthday
It was 65 years since Lucy had last sat scraping kauri gum, but like peeling potatoes it’s not a skill you can easily forget.
– Lukre Martinovich scrapes gum at the Kauri Museum
When he first wrote to Dalmatia to ask her to marry him, Frank Martinovich sent an engagement gift: a ball made of kauri gum. She’d wondered what on earth it was.
– Lukre's mail-order romance
For farmers and gumdiggers it was the front door to the Kaipara peninsula. For Lucy Martinovich, who knew nothing of farming and even less of kauri gum, it was literally the end of the earth.
– Narrator Wayne Bell on Lukre's arrival in Te Kopuru