• Short Summary

    AN ARMADA YACHTS AND POWER BOATS TURNED OUT ON THE RIVER DERWENT FEB 27 TO PROVIDE AN UNOFFICIAL ESCORT AS THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA STEAMED INTO HOBART.

  • Description

    AN ARMADA YACHTS AND POWER BOATS TURNED OUT ON THE RIVER DERWENT FEB 27 TO PROVIDE AN UNOFFICIAL ESCORT AS THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA STEAMED INTO HOBART. LYING BETWEEN THE DERMENT AND DUTY LOFTY MOUNT WELLINGTON - IN PERHAPS THE MOST PICTURESQUE SURROUNDINGS OF THE ROYAL TOUR SO FAR - THE ISLAND CAPITAL WAITED THE CROWDS PACKED TEN DEEP ON THE BABOUR EDGE BROKE INTO SPONTANEOUS CLAPPINGS AND CHEERING AS THE QUEEN AND DUKE OF EDINBURGH WALKED DOWN THE GANGWAY.

    ON THE WHARF THE ROYAL COULD WERE WELCOMED BY LORD ROWALLAN, THE GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA, AND LADY ROWALLAN, AND THE STATE PREMIER, MR. REECE. THOUSANDS WATCHED AS THE QUEEN AND DUKE TOOK THEIR PLACES ON THE DIAS FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

    IN FIELD MARSHAL'S UNIFORM THE DUKE, GUNS ACROSS THE HARBOUR BOOMED OUT THE ROYAL SALUTE. THE QUEEN INSPECTED THE GUARD. OF HONOUR BY THE ROYAL TASMANIA REGIMENT.

    THE QUEEN AND DUKE DROVE TO THE CITY IN AN OPEN CAR.

    CROWDS BROKE INTO UNRESTRAINED CHEERING AND CLAPPING.

    HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WAVING OF FLAGS A LINED THE STREETS, AND THE CROWDS WHO HAD WAITED MANY HOURS BEHIND BARRICADES CHEERED AS THE QUEEN AND DUKE PASSED BY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46ROZO0631D3H03E5ROD4A63X
    Media URN:
    VLVA46ROZO0631D3H03E5ROD4A63X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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