Tuberculosis and the Māori People of the Wairoa District was screened for the first time in 1952. It is one of many health education films made, but was unique in that it was a collaborative production involving the New Zealand Department of Health, the Ngāti Kahungungu Tribal District Committee and the National Film Unit. At this time, the death rate for Māori from TB was 10 times that of Pākehā. Turi Carroll (knighted in 1962) a respected Ngāti Kahungunu leader, narrates much of the film.
Made with the help of MR. TURI CARROLL and the Ngati Kahungunu Tribal Executive. The Taranaki Mobile X-Ray Unit.
ARCHIVES NEW ZEALAND REFERENCE – Reel No. 1 200,566. Reel No. 2 200,557. Reel No. 3 200,558.
Source format – 35mm motion picture film