• Short Summary

    Radiant and charming, even in a white jacket and miner's helmet, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the Roan Antelope copper mine, near Luanshya, northern Rhodesia, on Tuesday, July 9.

  • Description

    1.
    SV IN COPPER MINE CAGE ARRIVES AT 1440 LEVEL


    2.
    CU QUEEN MOTHER COMES OUT AND CHATS TO MINERS


    3.
    SLV FROM HER EYE LINE TO GROUP OF FIGURES AT WORK


    4.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER COMES DOWN STAIRCASE TOWARDS CAMERA


    5.
    SCU TO B.V. BACK VIEW OF QUEEN MOTHER AND COMPANY WATCHING MINERS AT WORK ON FACE OF WALL


    6.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER AND COMPANY (FRONT VIEW) CAMERA PANS RIGHT TO LEFT TO SHOW MECHANICAL SHOVEL WHICH THEY ARE WATCHING


    7.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER WATCHING FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE


    8.
    SLV CROWD WAVING FLAGS AT KITWE


    9.
    SLV ROYAL CAR ARRIVES THROUGH' CROWDS AT STADIUM AND PASSING CAMERA


    10.
    SLV CROWD CUT AWAY


    11.
    SCU QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING PRESENTATION FROM AFRICANBOY AT STADIUM


    12.
    CU QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING PRESENTATION FROM AFRICANBOY AT STADIUM


    13.
    SLV CROWD


    14.
    CU CAR DRIVES PAST CAMERA AND AWAY TO SLV


    15.
    SV CROWD


    16.
    SLV CROWD AT MULUNGUSHI WAITING FOR WAR


    17.
    SLV QUEEN WALKING TOWARDS CAMERA TO CROWDS AT YOUTH CLUB


    18.
    CU CROWD


    19.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVES BOUQUET FROM LITTLE GIRL


    20.
    CU CROWD


    21.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING PRESENTATION FROM SCOUT COMMISSIONER


    22.
    SV CROWD CUT AWAY


    23.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER UNVEILING PLAQUE


    24.
    CU PAN SHOT FROM ROTARY MILL TO COPPER CONCENTRATE POURING OVER EDGE OF TANK AT MKANA MINE CONCENTRATOR


    25.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER ENTERING MILL CAMERA PANS LEFT TO RIGHT ON TO MACHINERY


    26.
    LV QUEEN MOTHER AND OTHERS AT END OF LONG ROOM WATCHING PROCESSES


    27.
    CU COPPER CASTING ITS SMELTER


    28.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER AND OTHERS WATCHING FROM WINDOW


    29.
    CU COPPER CASTINGITS SMELTER


    30.
    CU QUEEN MOTHER AND DEMONSTRATOR


    31.
    FRONT V THROUGH' WINDOW


    32.
    CU COPPER CASTING


    33.
    SLV QUEEN MOTHER WALKING IN SMELTER SHED


    34.
    DV QUEEN MOTHER IN GLASS CABIN WATCHING THE SMELTING


    35.
    CU COPPER PROCESSED


    36.
    CU ANOTHER VIEW OF SAME DIFFERENT ANGLE


    37.
    CU QUEEN MOTHER LEAVING THE SMELTING SHED


    38.
    LV QUEEN MOTHER'S CAR LEAVING


    39.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER TALKING TO NURSE OUTSIDE SMELTER


    40.
    CU ANODE CASTING


    41.
    CU QUEEN MOTHER AND BENHETT GMAKA MINE WATCHING ANODE CASTING


    42.
    CU ANODE CASTING


    43.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER AN MULUNGUSKI CAMP SPEAKING TO GROUP OF AFRICANS.


    44.
    LV TRIBAL DANCING


    45.
    SV CROWD CUT AWAY


    46.
    LV INDIAN GIRLS DANCING


    47.
    SV QUEEN MOTHER SPEAKING TO BOY IN SCHOOL UNIFORM


    48.
    LV QUEEN MOTHER'S CAR ARRIVES AT THE HIGH COURT BUILDING.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Radiant and charming, even in a white jacket and miner's helmet, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the Roan Antelope copper mine, near Luanshya, northern Rhodesia, on Tuesday, July 9.

    Going down in the familiar steel "cage", she arrived at the main working, 1,400 feet underground at the base of the Storke shaft, to be met by Mr. Jack Spangeberg, miner-in-charge of the work.

    This was the longest day of the Queen Mother's tour of Rhodesia. Leaving Government House, Lusaka, in the morning, she flew to Ndola, attended a reception and then drove to Luanshya for another reception before going on to the Roan Antelope mine.

    Down in the mine working, she was shown how the rock face was drilled and saw modern mobile scoops in action. Talking to a number of miners, she shook hands with two Africans working on the main face.

    The mining companies showed how they were handling race relations by their selection of people to be presented. Rand Antelope assembled seven Europeans and six Africans. Mr.N.N. Vanniekerk, Mineworkers Union branch chairman, a South African, stood next to Mr. Wili Casiton Robert, an African mine police sergeant.

    After lunching at Luanshya with Sir William and Lady Murphy, the Queen Mother drove to Kitwe where she was the guest of Mrs Harry Oppenheimer and the Rhokans Corporation.

    The next day, July 10, Her Majesty drove 38 miles from Kitwe to Ndola to attend a garden party given by the Senior Provincial Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Murray, at which there were 2,000 guests from all parts of the copper bolt.

    Leaving Ndola airport in a Heron aircraft, the Queen Mother then flew to Broken Hill to open the King George VI memorial camp on the great north road, where she unveiled a plaque to the late King and watched a display, including dances by African, European and Indian children.

    Returning to Broken Hill, she flew back to Lusaka where she spent the night as guest of the governor, Sir Arthur Benson, and Lady Benson.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QYWY41ALGDAKSDC1545CNIRH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QYWY41ALGDAKSDC1545CNIRH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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