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Pioneer House - First Episode

Television (Full Length) – 2001

In the first episode of this reality series, groundwork is done to allow a 21st century family to live for 10 weeks as their ancestors did in 1900. The right house has been found — but the largely unmodernised Grey Lynn worker's cottage still needs an army of workers and consultants to muck in and turn it into a fully functioning home of the era. Meanwhile, the family search has produced the Feyens from Palmerston North. They appear ready for the challenge, but the realities of different standards of housework, hygiene, and clothing are slowly dawning.

I think they’ll find that life in 1900 really was a different country.
– Dr Caroline Daley (Social Historian)

Key Cast & Crew

John Carlaw

Director

Miranda Grace

Producer

Scott Cleaver

Narrator

Craig Mullis

Sound

Kristin Leys

Editor

Neil Newcombe

Sound

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Produced by

Touchdown Productions