Archive / Films / Meiklejohn Collection – Film 13


Colour. 21:21min. Shillong, India; New Zealand c. 1947-8. Film made by William Meiklejohn. Shillong: river scenes; fishing; working elephants. Garden; tiger skins laid out on lawn. Paying staff. Portraits. Water powered grain-pounding machine. Naga dances and Bamboo Dance (Cheraw) performed in honour of Lord Louis Mountbatten’s visit to Shillong (April 1948?). Landscapes. View of the Himalayas. Agra: Taj Mahal. Portraits. Garden in Mongpoo and Cinchona Plantation. Rodeo show. Landscapes. Preparations for official garden party. Steam boats. Singapore (?): street scenes. New Zealand: Māori meeting house, village scenes and hot springs.


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