Wallace (Wally) Smith of Palmerston North was a keen home movie maker. Movie footage includes: New Zealand Centennial pavillion in Wellington 1940; Otago Centennial in Dunedin 1948; Palmerston North 75th jubilee 1952 - includes centennial train, parade and student sports demonstration at the Showgrounds. Also includes footage of air display at Ohakea Air Base, Manawatū Gorge, cricket game at Fitzherbert Park, motorbike and car racing. 8mm movie. 35 minutes. Black and white and colour segments. Silent.
Wallace (Wally) Smith of Palmerston North was a keen home movie maker. Movie footage includes: The Square; neon lights; Memorial Park skating; steam train through The Square; horse racing at Awapuni Showgrounds; net fishing; car racing; Changing the colours at Ohakea Air Base; Massey Agricultural College, showgrounds; flooding 8mm movie. 19 minutes, 35 seconds. Black and white and colour segments. Silent.
Home movie including: climbing radio masts; flooding; opening of Awapuni Sewerage Treatment Plant; Massey University open day; aeroplane (NAC) at Milson Airport; beach activities; ballooning; family and home activities. Filmed by Wallace Smith. Length: 15 minutes, 40 seconds. Colour. Silent.
A New Zealand Newsreel, entitled "Through the Years". Includes segments on: Roxborough Childrens' Health Camp; Feilding Polo Championship; Rakaia River in flood; Temuka - Memorial Pa to Ratana; Dunedin cable car loses trailer; Franz Joseph Glacier; Lake Waihola overflows, Motonau - S. S. Kaiwarra wrecked; Byrd Antarctic Expedition at Dunedin; scrub fire at Wellington; annual bicycle race to Bulls; cherry blossom time in Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North; Mid-District Aero-Club Pageant; NZ Band contests; The Circus Comes to Town; Christchurch Simian pets; New Zealand celebrates VE and VJ Day; Dunedin Otago Centenary celebration. Length: 19 minutes 49 seconds. Black and white. Silent.
Centennial activities including the skyhawk display, Regent Street lights, Tokomaru Museum, fireworks display, activities in The Square, re-enactment of the arrival of Louisa Snelson at the Manawatū River, fly past, parade of floats, marching girls and brass bands, activities at the Victoria Esplanade Gardens, including dancing by different local ethnic groups. Filmed by Wallace Smith. Length: 23 minutes. Colour. Silent.
Home movie compiled and believed to be all filmed by Wallace Smith. Colour movie around The Square, including showing stages of the construction of the new Civic Administration building on the corner of Main Street and The Square, late 1970s. Black and white movie footage from an earlier date, which includes family, an evening dress occasion and men playing cards. Length: 18 minutes. Colour/black and white. Silent.
Home movie of the Smith family during summer. Includes footage of working around home - making a trailer, concreting, dismantling a car; weddings; a 'pop group' in a studio and playing in the The Square; Victoria Esplanade Gardens; city lights at night - shop signs and windows. Lenth: 13 minutes, 20 seconds. Colour. Silent