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Journeys in National Parks: Fiordland Television (Full Length) – 1987 Nature Documentary

Journeys in National Parks: Fiordland

Television (Full Length) – 1987 Nature Documentary

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In this episode of the Journeys in National Parks series, presenter Peter Hayden looks at the primeval, remote wilderness of Fiordland National Park. We learn of how the god Tu-te-raki-whanoa crafted the fiords out of sheer cliffs with his adze, "so the sea might run in and there'd be quiet places for people to live". On boats and along the Milford Track, Hayden traces the "memory trails" of the few who have braved the area: Māori pounamu collectors, sealers, cray fishermen, early naturalists Georg and Johann Forster, and pioneering conservationist Richard Henry. 

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Available on DVD from NHNZ

Acknowledgements

Co-produced by Television New Zealand and the National Parks Centenary Commission, in association with the Bank of New Zealand