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Pictorial Parade No. 91

Short Film (Full Length) – 1959

This 1959 Pictorial Parade edition begins with the opening of the ‘Milson Deviation’: a rail bypass which diverted trains from the Palmerston North CBD. Then it’s to Hastings for the National Ploughing Championship, where the prize is a silver plough modelled on the first (Pākehā) plough used in NZ. Lastly, the Echo (a flat-bottomed Kauri scow that sailed between Wellington and Blenheim) turns a wetter furrow and sails up the Opawa River. With the onset of competition from ferries the Echo was retired in 1965; she’s now ‘on the hard’ on the Picton Foreshore.

Old-timers know Echo well. They've seen her mast top slide above the willows; heard the beat of her engines for many a year.
– Narrator

Key Cast & Crew

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Max Avery

Writer, Editor, Director

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Alan Jervis

Narrator

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Peter Gwynne

Narrator

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Oxley Hughan

Supervisor, Writer

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John King

Editor, Director, Writer

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Lynton Diggle

Camera

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Acknowledgements

'Milson Deviation'
David Fowler - Editor
Oxley Hughan - Writer
Alan Jervis - Narrator
'National Ploughing Championship'
John King - Director, Editor, Writer
Lynton Diggle - Camera
Peter Gwynne - Narrator
'The Scow Echo'
Max Avery - Director, Editor, Writer
Lynton Diggle - Camera
Peter Gywnn - Narrator