The Home of the Rainmaker

The Home of the Rainmaker

Sorry, this film is not available for viewing in your region

Unfortunately, due to copyright permissions we are unable to show this video in your area.

Details

Location

Glenavy

Year

1995

Date

Length

10min 02sec

Audio

sound

Format

colour

Source

Courtesy

Mrs Lindy Reid

Rights Holder

Mrs Lindy Reid

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Film by Archie Reid, encouraging people to visit Ballance House in Glenavy.

It was once the home of John Ballance, who became Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1891. He was liberal minded. His second wife encouraged him to campaign for votes for women, and New Zealand became the first country in the world to have universal suffrage.  

The farmhouse he lived in was restored by the Ulster – New Zealand Trust. 

Notes

Archie Reid was a History teacher and prolific film maker, you can find several of his gems on the Britain on Film map. This material is courtesy of Elizabeth Reid. 

Credits

A video production by Archie R Reid for the Ulster – New Zealand Trust. Music composed and played by Ivan Black. 
×

Please scroll to review and accept our terms and conditions (last updated on ) before viewing the moving images content.

To remember your terms and conditions acceptance, you can register as a site member or allow cookies on your browser.