Volcanic fury - White Island

New Zealand, 1950

Film
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A party of New Zealand scientists visit White Island off the coast of the North Island to study its thermal activity, structure and mineral deposits. This film illustrates their work and environment: the disused sulphur mill which was the site of their base camp; measurement of temperature in boiling pools to record shifting thermal activity; determination of the acidity of liquid in these pools; examination of the volcanic crust including the mosaics of caked mud and ash; study of the island’s birdlife.

Credits

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Duration

00:07:27:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011593

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Bird populations

Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Birds - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Geology, Structural

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Island ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Volcanoes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geology, Structural

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific expeditions

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientists

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Thermodynamics

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Thermography

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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