Under the Southern Cross

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1927, 45 minutes, silent movie with accompanying music. Set mainly in Hawke’s Bay.

Tells the story of a man (David Bryne) travelling from England to New Zealand. Starts with a ceremony when crossing the Equator. He gets a job as manager of Springfield farm, a farm run on old-fahsioned lines, neighbour to Carlisle Station.

Features Hawke’s Bay A & P Show, Waikoko Gardens, gannets at Cape Kidnappers. Also the Central Plateau and possibly the Rimutakas.

David Bryne                    Charles Aubrey Ashford
Garrick Carlisle               Moataa Doughty
Hazel Carlisle                 Tui Fryer
Alex Dermott                   A Judde
Mrs Dermott                    Mrs Judde
Robert Fenton                 Barton Ginger
Jean                                Jean Leckie

Under the Cinematograph-Film Censorship Act, 1916, the film “Under the Southern Cross” is hereby approved for general exhibition. Dated at Wellington this 11th day of April, 1927
Wm Jolliffe, Censor.    No 4685

Released throughout New Zealand and Australia by Cinema Arts Films Ltd, Wellington.

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