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Film: the royal couple at Pātea, 1954

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Film clip: The royal couple at Pātea

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Royal car Queen on platform Queen talking to crowd from platform

The royal couple and Prime Minister Sidney Holland walking among the people of Pātea, 8 January 1954.


This silent colour film was made using an 8-mm camera by amateur cameraman Mr Edwin Nitschke. We are most grateful to Mr Nitschke’s family for making this film available to us.

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Film: the royal couple at Pātea, 1954, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated