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Landmarks - A Land Apart

Television (Full Length) – 1981

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Presented by Kenneth Cumberland, Landmarks looked at New Zealand history through the landscape — and at man "coming to terms" with it. In this episode Aotearoa's "last, lonely, remote" geography is framed as a stimulus for ingenuity. A narrative of "triumph over the elements" finds its flagbearer in the DIY story of jetboat inventor Bill Hamilton. Cumberland is donnish but game in pursuit of telling landmarks: exposing seashells alongside the Napier-Taupō highway (700 metres above sea level) like a downunder Darwin, or in a gas mask on an erupting White Island.  

Key Cast & Crew

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Wayne Tourell

Director

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George Andrews

Producer

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Graham Orbell

Assistant Camera

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Bernie Allen

Composer

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Will Kong

Assistant Editor

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Andrew Ennever

Sound Recordist

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Acknowledgements

Landmarks was produced in association with The Department of Education and Fletcher Challenge Limited

Thanks to CWF Hamilton & Co Ltd

Music

Music composed and conducted by Bernie Allen, and performed by the NZ Symphony Orchestra

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