• Short Summary

    The New Zealand cruiser 'Royalist', most powerful warship in the RNZN, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 11 at Sydney, Australia.

  • Description

    The New Zealand cruiser 'Royalist', most powerful warship in the RNZN, was filmed by VISNEWS Feb 11 at Sydney, Australia. Among the crew of six hundred are some Maori sailors. Dressed somewhat unconventionally by Naval standards, they danced a HAKA on the ship's deck to the delight of Sydney citizens.

    The 'Royalist' is to join the Commonwealth Strategic Reserve in South East Asia. Warships of the Royal Navy... Royal Australian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy will carry out independent tests of air and submarine defences off the New South Wales coast before proceeding to participate in the large scale SEATO manoeuvres in South East Asian waters in the middle of this year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31PR8HEE1ZQET4UHYT18CWVO5
    Media URN:
    VLVA31PR8HEE1ZQET4UHYT18CWVO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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