Check out our new Heritage Films page for a selection of films from Wellington City Archives we have digitised.
The films were made to document council activities and at the time were only shown to a small audience. These short videos are an insight into some of Wellington’s history and include scenes from the opening of Khandallah Library in 1953, the Queen’s visit in 1954, the “Festival Of Wellington” in 1959 and a five minute film from 1947 about Wellington’s milk supply.
Alongside the videos on the Heritage films page you’ll find information on the Festival Of Wellington, publicity materials and photos. We’ve also added the films to our WCL YouTube channel – check it out for storytimes and other videos we have created. We’d love your feedback!