Wakatipu - The Long Lake - NZ On Screen

Wakatipu - The Long Lake

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Date: 1954

Description: The rich scenery around Lake Wakatipu has inspired painters, postage stamps and director Peter Jackson. Shortly before leaving NZ in 1954, photographer Brian Brake headed south for the NFU to capture images of lake, mountain, tourist and miner. Amid the postcard perfection, Brake films mist-shrouded hills sliced open by mining, and a trio of skiers on Coronet Peak, travelling hand in hand. Tourists swap lake steamers for open top buses, en route to the Routeburn track; and one old-timer sets out on horse to pan for gold, via the abandoned mining village of Macetown.

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Subject: autumn, bridges, kinloch, macetown, remarkables, mount aspiring, coronet peak, sheep farming, sightseeing, shotover river, skippers canyon, routeburn, arrowtown, southern alps, queenstown, flying, tourism, goldmining, glacial lakes, glacier, aerial footage, skiing, scenery, mountains, lake, minerals, sheelite, earnslaw, tss earnslaw