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New Country - New People

Short Film (Full Length) – 1978

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New Zealand had promise and the rush from the great colonising powers of Europe was on.
– From the narration
Malmanche was so disappointed he took a deep and desperate vow that never until he had seen France again would he trim his beard.
– Narrator Sam Neill, on a French settler's view of Godzone
The lifestyles that the immigrants imported from Europe often had one thing in common: wine.
– From the narration
He has no doubts about his future: he’s here to stay. Twelve years ago, aged 18, he arrived in New Zealand from Holland via Indonesia. With him he had two suitcases and $25. This is now his own farm …
– A Dutch dairy farmer lives out the settler narrative