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Cruising In The South Seas
Description: A tour through the South Sea islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Rarotonga, and Sydney, Australia. POV from ocean liner of wharf and Aloha lighthouse tower. CU Aloha Tower with clock and ountains in background. Young Wahini women wearing grass skirts, leis, flower wreaths walk up gangplank smiling and greet ship officer. They kiss, embrace and welcome him and put flower necklaces around his neck. PAN across Waikiki beach. Moana Hotel. Tourists sitting in swinging chairs. Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Oahu. Four women perform Hula dance with swinging hips with grass skirts while well dressed crowd watches and woman pounds gourd musical instrument on ground. Beautiful beach with waves and children frolicking. PAN across docks from ship as it leaves port past Aloha Tower POV from boat pulling into Papeete harbor with sailboats at anchor. Small freighter sailing ferry boat loaded with fruit and people is tying up to dock. Tahitian women holding babies and children all dressed in white dresses with big hats walk down street past camera. CU smiling pretty young woman in lace dress and hat holding bicycle. CU old woman with hat, flowered dress and flower in ear holds leis. Man in white suit comically tries to show chubby laughing Tahitian woman in flowered dress how to swing a golf club. Picturesque view of black sand beach with swaying palm trees and waves Picturesque view of black sand beach with waves and swaying palm trees. PAN across tropical harbor of Avarua. Main street man and woman with umbrella walk towards camera. Group of men and woman in outrageous costumes of plam leaf skirts and vests, flowers and canoe paddles do rhythmic canoe dance which tells the story of how their ancestors arrived in Rarotonga in a big canoe Woman sitting on beach with two large palm trees. Monkeys on monkey bars at Taronga Park zoo. Many monkeys scamper over artifical mud mound. CU monkey mother with baby. Monkey on a chain playing diving and splashing in a claw foot bathtub full of water. Taronga zoo. CU kangaroo with baby wallaby in pouch. Man cruelly pulls wallaby out of mother pouch and shows him to camera. odd looking duck billed playpus crawlng across ground. CU man holding Playpus by tail showing webbed claws Goat derby. goats pull two wheeled carts driven by children while crowed watches. CU teenage gilr sitting on sulky wearing hat and heavy goat with billy goat in harness. LS across field as goat carts race by followed by running kids. Goat rears up. native aborigine famil in bush cooking over a fire. Woman nurses young baby. two men and one woman seated on ground with body paint use axe and other tools to carve boomerangs from blocks of wood. Man in full body paint throws boomerang and catches it. CU cute nocturnal koala teddy bears in trees eating eucalyptus leaves. Man holds young bear and shows paws and nose and no tail. mans bear stand up and bear crawls away. sun shetting through clouds on sea horizon.
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Clip #: TFA-52A
Length: 9:08
Year: 1934
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Region: South Pacific
Subject: Beaches
Original: 16mm
South Seas, Honolulu Hawaii harbor, Aloha Tower, disembarking boat, women with leis, Waikiki beach, resort hotel, hula dancing, leaving Honolulu, docks, ocean liner, Tahiti, Papeete, harbor, Tahitian women in white with hats, golf, shore line, black volcanic sand beach, Rarotonga, dancing, canoe dance, storytelling, natives, grass skirts, paddles, Sydney, Australia, Taronga Park, zoo, monkeys, wallaby, kangaroo, duck billed platypus, goat, car,t derby races, bushmen, aborigines, nursing baby, making boomerangs, Koala Park,

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