Fonds BVF34 - John William McKenzie

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ZA UCT BVF34

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John William McKenzie

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53 16mm reels, 2 8mm reels.

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J.W. McKenzie was a sugar planter on the South Coast of Natal. The farm, Tafira, was situated about 12 kilometres from Port Shepstone, where he was a keen member of the golf club. He started filming in the mid-1930s and kept it up until the mid-1960s, a period of some 30 years. Besides a number of individual films dealing with subjects like the Kruger National Park (1936), the game sanctuaries of Zululand (1939), Port Shepstone Country Club (1938-1960), and two overseas holidays (1951 and 1958), McKenzie was in the habit of filming family occasions throughout the year and then editing them together to present an annual overview. So there are “personal films” from 1936 to 1968, providing a unique family history. A number of his films won awards at amateur film festivals. Altogether there are 55 titles, all but 2 of them on 16mm.

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Intellectual property held by John William McKenzie. Written permission required to reproduce material.

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Please arrange viewings in advance.

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