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    Item title reads - Young Australia is here! 140 sturdy schoolboys - from all parts of Commonwealth arrive on educational visit to Mother Country. Southampton and London.

    M/S as cadets, dressed in naval uniform, all take their hats off and hold them in the air. They give three cheers.

    Intertitle - 'Geoff Byrne - the 3 foot 6 inch drum major.' M/S of the little boy carrying his baton, he is wearing a white uniform with dark braiding. M/S as the cadets disembark, the mayor meets Geoff and they shake hands.

    Intertitle - 'at the Cenotaph.' M/S as two cadets carry a big wreath, others line up behind. Two younger ones take it and place it on the Cenotaph, they salute. M/S as they march along carrying flags of the Commonwealth, Geoff walks along in front of the band.
    The title is repeated. M/S pan down the ship to the cadets who are stood on deck. Geoff walks down the ramp and the cadets follow carrying their instruments. Geoff talks to another cadet who puts his hand on his head. M/S as the mayor shakes hands with a man. M/S of 5 cadets stood together on the ship laughing. M/S of Geoff. M/S as the band and cadets march through up to the Cenotaph. M/S from behind as the band march through some gates. Various shots as they march along with Geoff in front. M/S as they stand while the band plays. Military men walk past with bicycles, the band behind them are wearing berets. The Australian band follows with other soldiers and cadets, various shots as they all march along. M/S of crowds gathered to watch, M/S as they come to a halt. M/S as they march again and a man shouts orders. The camera pans across them and young boys do a drill. M/S as Geoff twirls his baton round. M/S of four cadets holding flags, one is striped, one is the Australian flag, one British and one has the outline of Australia in it. A man throws his bugle in the air and the band start playing. M/S of other cadets marching past.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:31:00 / 01:11:53:00
    G 1161
    Sort Number:
    G 1161
  • Appears in...

    Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    Sydney Moving Pic Show Childhood and Growing up in the Commonwealth
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