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The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five) Television – 1977 Drama War Māori

The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

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The Governor was a six-part TV epic that examined the life of Governor George Grey (Corin Redgrave). This episode arguably best lived up to the blockbuster scale and revisionist ambitions of the series. It depicts key battles of the 1863-64 Waikato Campaign (including ‘Rewi’s last stand’ at Ōrākau). General Sir Duncan Cameron (Martyn Sanderson) feels growing unease following Grey’s orders to evict Māori villagers, as he learns respect for his foe, and that Grey’s motives are driven not just by the urge to impose order on ‘the natives’ but by land hunger.

Key Cast & Crew

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Keith Aberdein

Writer

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Peter Muxlow

Director

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Warren Sellers

Producer

We will fight you for ever and ever!
– Chief Rewi Maniapoto (Wi Kuki Kaa)

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Music

Music by Ross Harris.