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The Jack Welsh Sound Test

New Zealand, 1930 (MIFF 1989, New Zealand Archive Shorts)

Director: Jack Welsh

An early sound-on-fiim experiment by Jack Welsh of Dunedin.

Edwin Coubray was the first New Zealander to achieve sound-on-film talkies. His sound gear was sold to Jack Welsh and James Gault, who perfected a variable-density sound-on-film system. By 1933 Welsh was producing a weekly talkie newsreel, and later did the sound recording for New Zealand's first talkie feature Down on the Farm (1935).

Search for Talent at the Gaiety Theatre, Napier

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