• 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

    1.
    Mrs. Sutherland seated, son joins her ... she reaches for momentos.
    10 ft

    2.
    Over shoulder man examines stirrup iron
    12 ft

    3.
    f.v. she gives him photo
    13 ft

    4.
    cu. photo of herself at 18
    15 ft

    5.
    Another photo handed to man
    18 ft

    6.
    This shows old type house/homestead
    21 ft

    7.
    Mrs. Sutherland with crown on head
    25 ft

    8.
    cu same
    29 ft

    9.
    Her son's house - she lives here
    32 ft

    10.
    Mrs. Sutherland walks to seat - sits at 35 - opens paper ...
    39 ft

    11.
    Over shoulder .. newspaper
    42 ft

    12.
    She rises from seat - at 46 - walks away
    51 ft

    13.
    She looks at roses
    54 ft

    14.
    WIPE ........
    55 ft

    15.
    Native group dancing - old man in centre in white
    60 ft

    16.
    cu old man jiging
    64 1/2 ft

    17.
    cu native women clapping
    66 ft

    18.
    ls group jigging, clapping, girl appears at 71 1/2..
    73 ft

    19.
    cu girl shows old man purse
    75 1/2 ft

    20.
    she leds out frame
    80 1/2 ft

    21.
    Girl leads man to balcony with parents seated there
    85 1/2 ft

    22.
    cu man talking
    88 ft

    23.
    Girl round balcony to sit down
    90 1/2 ft

    24.
    cu old man.
    92 ft

    25.
    Girl tips money out of purse
    95 ft

    26.
    cu girl talking
    97 1/2 ft

    27.
    man on balcony talks old man, gives his pipe light at 101 1/2
    104 1/2 ft

    28.
    ms man - old one talking with other
    112 ft

    29.
    cu old man smoking
    114 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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