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Looking at New Zealand - The Third Island Television (Full Length Episode) – 1968 Documentary Magazine

Looking at New Zealand - The Third Island

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1968 Documentary Magazine

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This 1968 Looking at New Zealand episode travels to NZ’s third-largest island: Stewart Island/Rakiura. The history of the people who've faced the “raging southerlies” ranges from Norwegian whalers to the 400-odd modern folk drawn there by a self-reliant way of life. Mod-cons (phone, TV) alleviate the isolation, and the post office, store, wharf and pub are hubs. The booming industry is crayfish and cod fishing (an old mariner wisely feeds an albatross); and the arrival of tourists to enjoy the native birds and wildness anticipates future prospects for the island.

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It’s unspeakably beautiful.
– A North American tourist