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A film believed to have been taken by Rod Matheson featuring images from the Carnival of the Lake, which took place at Hokowhitu Lagoon during Anniversary Weekend 1963. Events included a pet parade, children's competitions, Highland dancing, and a boating and canoeing regatta. Some other highlights were decorated gondolas, an elephant race and performances by the stuntman Indana who demonstrated firewalking and escaped from a straitjacket while suspended upside down from a crane.

Film has no sound.

Identification

Object type
Video
Relation
2023-14
Date
January 18, 1963
Digitisation ID
2023V_RodMatheson-S3_041011
Format
Other
Held In
Coolstore

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Taxonomy

Tags
bicycles,
boats,
candy floss,
canoeing,
carnival of the lake,
cheetahs,
children,
clowns,
crowds,
elephants,
escape act,
fashion show,
fire pit,
fire walking,
highland dancing,
horse,
hotdogs,
international flags,
karate demonstration,
manawatu bird breeder's association,
merry-go-round,
miniature horse,
palmerston north shellwork club,
parking,
puppy,
radio controlled boats,
rangitikei street,
speeches,
tigers,
toffee apples,
tractor,
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