Skiing Elite Gather at Kosciusko

Title:
Skiing Elite Gather at Kosciusko
NFSA ID:
9975
Year:
1937
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

This newsreel segment from 1937 about an international skiing competition at Mt Townsend starts by looking at the competitors' headwear and then shows the New Zealand team performing a haka on skis!

The clip features the Kongsberger ski jumping technique, where the upper body is bent at the hip and the arms are waved or flapped around to extend the skier's jump. Sometimes the skier holds their arms against the side of the body.

The technique developed in Norway after the First World War but has since been largely superseded.

Production company:
Cinesound Movietone Productions