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Home movie - History of Opiki

Home movie - History of Opiki

Home Movie showing the history of Opiki, from flax to farming, in black and white photographs, including from Molly Akers' book "From Fibre to Food" and other colour images. Some appear very recent (2018). Movie made by either Charlie Jensen or his son, Keith Jensen in 1950s. Approximately 8 minutes long.

 
Home Movie - Life on Opiki Farm

Home Movie - Life on Opiki Farm

Home Movie of the Jensen dairy farm on Tane Road, Opiki. Series of home movies spliced together, made by Charlie Jensen and his son, Keith Jensen in 1950s, except for the section dated 1964. Music added. Approximately 50 minutes long. It shows: Bringing in the cows and new calves; cows for milking in walk-through cowshed; Levin truck picking up the cream; feeding calves, making silage; sow feeding baby pig's; growing potatoes; Garden Party at Akers home to raise money for Opiki Church; old Emerson tractor; Opiki toll swing bridge; Godfrey Bowen, new shearing record at Akers' woolshed; making silage; dog dosing for distemper; new flood gates; closing of the old swing bridge and opening of new bridge 1964; stumping with bulldozer and rowing up stumps; Manawatu River flood Jan 1953; sand-bagging stop banks, army feeding the farmers; building the new flood gates at Motua and raising stop-banks at Opiki; crushing gorse at Bainesse on new run-off farm