Rock bottom at Waikaremoana

New Zealand, 1950

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

The lake at Waikaremoana is one of the North Island’s major sources of water for hydro-electric power. However, weakness in the bed of the lake has resulted in considerable loss of valuable water. With a full-sized movie camera fitted in his special diving helmet, a cameraman recorded how divers located and sealed these leaks in the lake bed.

Credits

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:09:40:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28007

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Power resources

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Power resources - New Zealand

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water-power

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Lakes

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Power resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Power resources - New Zealand

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-power

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-storage

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Power resources - New Zealand

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-power

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-storage

Crafts & Visual Arts → Underwater photography

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Scuba diving

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Power resources

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/72306--rock-bottom-at-waikaremoana/ |title=Rock bottom at Waikaremoana |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=21 January 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}