Story: Dolphins

Opo at play

Opo attracted crowds of children and adults to Opononi, and she seemed to enjoy their attention. This film clip was screened in 1956, the year of her death. It includes the song ‘Opo the friendly dolphin’, written by Crombie Murdoch.

About this item

Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 47. National Film Unit, 1956

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Gerard Hutching. 'Dolphins - Humans and dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/4702/opo-at-play