Opening Of Federal Parliament 1954

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    Salisbury, S. Rhodesia

    GV. Salisbury industrial area. & GV. GV. Traffic scene and Milton building. Various shots, African bandsmen (trumpeters) GV. Rhodes Statue. CU. Sign "Federal Cabinet Secretariat" Good shot, Sir Godfrey Huggins with ministers. CU. Hugging. MS. Two ministers. MS. Prime Minister with cabinet entering officer. LS. Flag flying over Government building. LS. Official cars arriving. LS. Ministers entering Government House. CU. Mr. Speaker's Oath of Allegiance signed in book. LS. Group - Gov. General with Prime Minister and MP's posing on the lawn. Various shots, crowds on pavement listening to broadcast of opening speech. MS. Guard of Honour doing same. CU. Loudspeaker relaying governor's speech. LS. Troops marching past. LS. Arrival of Gov. Gen. with mounted escort. LS. Mace being placed on table, procession enters. Various shots, Mr. Speaker signing Oath of Allegiance, also Governor General. MS. Gov. Gen. shaking hands with MP's. CU. Oath of Allegiance book. LS. Sir Percival Liesching, Mrs. Douie and Miss Carey arriving. LS. Gov. Gen. arriving. MS. Gov. Gen. with escort entering chamber. LS. 19 gun salute being fired. Various shots of ceremony. MS. Gov. Gen. with escort mounting the dais. (Dupe Neg.)

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1954
    Sound:
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    Media URN:
    81619
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2775.23
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:06:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:13:00 / 01:51:27:00
    Canister:
    UN 2595 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 2595 A
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