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Games 74

Film (Full Length) – 1974

Phillip Chapman
Phillip Chapman
16 Jul 2016 - 10.17am
in relation to your statement Cindy 25 I too was one of the children in there. I remember it too. It was a top time for me.
Cindy
Cindy
25 Jan 2013 - 11.55am
I was one of the kids in the choir that sung at the (re)opening of QEII park. We were all stunned with its modernity. Normon Kirk came out onto the bright orange track and the crowd just went crazy. He was like a hero to everyone, including primary school aged children. I was nine years old at the time. It's one of my happiest memories of my childhood.
Tanya Muagututi'a
Tanya Muagututi'a
11 Sep 2012 - 11.38am
Great film. I've lived near to QEII park since 1974, and I was only very young back then. This film chronicles not only the games but also the park, neighbourhood surroundings, the people of CHCH and its visitors. Now the park is being demolished due to the earthquakes. Also a lovely look at Mene Mene the decathlete whose kids Bernice and Chris were amazing contributors to NZ sport and communities also. My house just been redzoned meaning we're out of here. I loved watching this for all of its sentimentality for me, but also because of it's significance to NZ History and story telling. Thanks. Tanya Muagututi'a xx
Paul Ward
Paul Ward (NZ On Screen team)
24 Feb 2012 - 04.39pm
@Steve: portions of Tayler's 10,000m race and memorable reaction to winning, are contained in the second clip; snippets of Walker's famous 1500m race with Tanzania's Filbert Bayi are contained in the final clip. Both Walker and Bayi set world record times, with Walker runner-up in a race described as one of the greatest middle contests ever.
STEPHANIE LIEBERT
STEPHANIE LIEBERT
24 Feb 2012 - 10.35am
Steve, if you're looking for footage of Dick Tayler's win, you need to spell his surname correctly - with the "e", not the more common "O".
Best of luck.
lindsay eadon
lindsay eadon
16 Feb 2012 - 06.47pm
i notice the women in the stands smoking my god imagine what the smoking police would do now and the official cars where HQ Holden s as well
Al Vaili
Al Vaili
9 Feb 2012 - 12.18pm
Fantastic games atmosphere and the closing ceremony was something else. Excellent coverage!
Steve
Steve
14 Oct 2011 - 06.52am
This takes me way back, I am still trying to find Dick Taylor winning the 10k final. Most enjoyable going over the clips
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