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A Celebration of UNESCO’s World Audiovisual Heritage Day

Celebrating World Audiovisual Heritage day

To mark UNESCO’s World Audiovisual Heritage Day, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision have created a new compilation of recently preserved, and rarely seen films and audio recordings that tell some of Wellington’s many fascinating stories.

See the fairground rides at the Wellington Winter Show in the 1950s, take the cable car to Victoria University in the 1960s, notice the interest a visiting elephant seal generates at Oriental Bay, check out the changing fashions of Cuba Mall during the 1980s and see rare footage of inside the iconic Matterhorn café.

Content in the program ranges from amateur to professionally made film including from local film makers, Hilda Brodie-Smith, George Stucki and Cyril Townsend.

This event is part of Wellington City Heritage Week. There are over 20 community hosted events throughout the city between 23-29th October that showcase the city’s identity and culture. See more events at: