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Wildlife of the Mountains Short Film (Full Length) – 1958 Nature Documentary

Wildlife of the Mountains

Short Film (Full Length) – 1958 Nature Documentary

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This documentary examines the alpine flora and birdlife in the Upper Waitaki area of the South Island. Its distinctive bird-life includes karearea (falcons), mirimiro (tomtit), kererū and kea. The native vegetation is profiled in depth. The area's introduced animals include deer, chamois, and thar, which have become pests. Beautifully shot, directed, and packed full of information, this is the kind of film the NFU was famous for. It was commissioned by the Soil Conservation Council, NZ Forest Service and the Department of Internal Affairs.

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Geoffrey Scott

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Jim Ollerenshaw

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