In January 1967 a team of 42 New Zealand swimmers and divers visited Gympie as part of a south-east Queensland tour. The team were from the Koutu Amateur Swimming Club of Rotorua.
WBQ8 filmed the events which included a haka by the children.
View the footage here (YouTube)
Originally a news broadcast on Wide Bay Television. Comment below if you know anyone in the video or if you can tell us a story about the video. This film was originally produced by WBQ 8 and was reproduced as 7 Extract from the Archives project. The project was supported by an innovation grant from the Library Board of Queensland.
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Our Gympie swimmers…
And of course family came along to watch…
Synchronised swimming – 1967 style