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.
Mrs. Sutherland seated, son joins her ... she reaches for momentos.
Over shoulder man examines stirrup iron
f.v. she gives him photo
cu. photo of herself at 18
Another photo handed to man
This shows old type house/homestead
Mrs. Sutherland with crown on head
Her son's house - she lives here
Mrs. Sutherland walks to seat - sits at 35 - opens paper ...
Over shoulder .. newspaper
She rises from seat - at 46 - walks away
She looks at roses
Native group dancing - old man in centre in white
cu old man jiging
64 1/2 ft
cu native women clapping
ls group jigging, clapping, girl appears at 71 1/2..
cu girl shows old man purse
75 1/2 ft
she leds out frame
80 1/2 ft
Girl leads man to balcony with parents seated there
85 1/2 ft
cu man talking
Girl round balcony to sit down
90 1/2 ft
cu old man.
Girl tips money out of purse
cu girl talking
97 1/2 ft
man on balcony talks old man, gives his pipe light at 101 1/2
104 1/2 ft
ms man - old one talking with other
cu old man smoking
114 1/2 ft
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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.