Stream on TVNZ OnDemand

From the Vault

Stream on TVNZ OnDemand

Login to unlock this video.

If you don't already have an account, sign up to enjoy more TVNZ content anytime, anywhere.

From the Vault – Commonwealth Games: 1950 British Empire Games

  • Sunday 1 Apr

G Now called the Commonwealth Games, the 1950 British Empire Games was held in Auckland. This remarkable footage starts with the arrival of the teams, on silver-hulled flying boats, DC-3s and cruise ships. The sharply dressed athletes are given a warm welcome with crowds lining the wharves as the boats arrive. The footage gives a glimpse into how things have changed as we see cyclists carrying their own bikes down the gangways and the-then obligatory hat worn by both men and women.

From the Vault All Episodes