Date1935Reference NumberAms 227Collection SummaryA selection of stills taken during the 1935 filming of Hei Tiki.DescriptionThe 1935 film "Hei Tiki; A Saga of the Maoris", was released in the U.K. as "Primitive Passions". Directed by controversial figure Alexander Markey it was considered one of the first "with sound" films produced in New Zealand. The film used Māori people and culture to tell a western story.
The stills are actually frames from film reel. They were decades after the filming, posted by a former cameraman to Margaret Goulding, who had worked as a cook on the film set.
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