Story: City images

City of sails

In the mid-20th century most films about cities fell into the publicity genre. These were aimed at promoting cities and attracting tourists. This clip from the 1946 publicity film City of sunlight plays up Auckland's reputation as a sailing mecca.

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Reference: Auckland, city of sunlight. National Film Unit, 1946

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Ben Schrader, 'City images - The city in films', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/25378/city-of-sails (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010