Centenary of New
Zealand Cinema First Day Cover
07 August 1996 - Centenary of Cinema
Designs by: Eyework Design and Production of Wellington
The first public screening of motion pictures in New Zealand took
place in Auckland on 13 October 1896.
40c - Hinemoa, the first feature film made in New Zealand.
Produced in 1914 by George Tarr, it premiered in Auckland.
Unfortunately there are no known surviving prints.
80c - Broken Barrier. Considered controversial in 1952 when it
was produced, this film depicted a romance between a white
journalist and a Maori woman.
$1.50 - Goodbye Pork Pie, a zany, action-packed movie, was an
enormous local hit when released in 1981.
$1.80 - Once Were Warriors, is a powerful, violent and gripping
drama. Released in 1994, it proved to be the biggest success at
the box office, to that date, in terms of New Zealand-made films.
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