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Orange Resource

Early Days Yet


Documentary Publication year: 2001


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This is the only documentary about the life and work of the poet Allen Curnow. It features music by Jonathan Besser, and Douglas Lilburn (including an excerpt from Landfall in Unknown Seas which sets Curnow's text). Made by filmmaker Shirley Horrocks and filmed by Leon Narbey, it screened on TV One (TVNZ) and as part of the 2001 New Zealand International Film Festivals. It has since had screenings by the ABC (Australia) and The Documentary Channel (NZ).

Copies of the DVD can be purchased from www.


1h 13m


1 videocassette (ca. 73 min) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Author note

Shirley Horrocks