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Hero image for The Governor 1 - The Reverend Traitor (First Episode)

The Governor 1 - The Reverend Traitor (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1977

George Henare as Hōne Heke, in episode one of The Governor, 'The Reverend Traitor'.

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Hōne Heke (George Henare) signs the Treaty of Waitangi in 'The Reverend Traitor', the first episode of The Governor. His friend Henry Williams (Grant Tilly) sits opposite.

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Some of the buildings created for The Governor, likely in the hills above the Hutt Valley.

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Corin Redgrave as Governor George Grey (left) and Martyn Sanderson as General Sir Duncan Cameron, during on location filming for the fifth episode of The Governor, 'The Lame Seagull'.

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Judy Cleine as Eliza Grey in historical epic The Governor. She featured in a number of episodes, especially 'No Way to Treat a Lady', the episode devoted to her relationship with George Grey.

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A glimpse behind one of the bigger sets built for 1977 TV drama The Governor. George Grey's Mansion House at Kawau Island was recreated on a farm in Forest Lakes, Ōtaki. The set is seen in episode six, 'To the Death'.

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At right, actor Don Selwyn (who played Wiremu Tāmihana) explains some of the finer points of a greenstone mere to Eastbourne antique dealer Helen Jenkinson, at an auction of props from historical epic The Governor.

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Sergeant Johnson (Norman Fletcher) finds the rules of combat on a warrior during the Tauranga campaign. It reads: "If thine enemy hungers, give him food. If he thirsts, give him drink". From the fifth episode of The Governor, 'The Lame Seagull'.

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A photo from the fourth episode of The Governor: from left, Pōtautau Te Wherowhero (Bill Tawhai),the first Māori King, and Iwikau Te Heuheu, paramount chief of the Tūwharetoa people.

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A behind the scenes shot from The Governor (likely taken during the making of episode one). The actor playing 1800s Governor FitzRoy is seated, while Carl Karepa (who played Te Rangihaeata) can be seen in white. The shot was taken at Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kāpiti Coast.

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