Story: East Coast region

Gisborne in 1963

Gisborne locals were asked what they thought of the town in this 'vox pop' clip from the Gisborne episode of a 1963 news film series, 'These New Zealanders', which was produced and narrated by well-known personality Selwyn Toogood. In 1963 Gisborne was the centre of a farming district which had prospered in the preceding two decades. Gisborne itself became a city in 1955.

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Reference: These New Zealanders no. 1 Gisborne. National Film Unit, 1963

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Growth and challenge, 1940 to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015