• Short Summary

    The state of Queensland is this year celebrating its centenary as a State - celebrations which will be marked in August by the presence of Princess Alexandra.

  • Description

    The state of Queensland is this year celebrating its centenary as a State - celebrations which will be marked in August by the presence of Princess Alexandra. Living in Brisbane today is a woman who is slightly older than then State - Mrs. May Sutherland, now 100 years of age, whose birth certificate says she was born at Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Colony of New South Wales. She'll be 101 in September.

    Mrs. Sutherland is very active - doesn't diet, reads the paper without glasses and crochets.

    The stirrup iron shown in the opening sequences of our film was used by Mrs. Sutherland when she rode in her teens and she says now: "Give me a horse and a three horn saddle and I'll have a canter yet."
    The first photo shows her as an eighteen-year-old girl and the second is of her childhood home at Cooper's Plain, near Brisbane.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA43CJK23ARHJKVIVBD62XDI40Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA43CJK23ARHJKVIVBD62XDI40Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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