• Short Summary

    General Sir William Leggatt, Agent-General for the State of Victoria, Australia, was at Victoria House, London, Mar 15, to accept a decorative stone panel - weighing half a ton - which will form part of the 4,300-foot breakwater of Australia's newest harbour at Portland.

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    General Sir William Leggatt, Agent-General for the State of Victoria, Australia, was at Victoria House, London, Mar 15, to accept a decorative stone panel - weighing half a ton - which will form part of the 4,300-foot breakwater of Australia's newest harbour at Portland. Presentation of the stone - specially quarried on the Isle of Portland, U.K. - was made by Mr Mark Batten, President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

    Carved by Mr Batten with the emblem and name of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland, in Dorset, the massive stone - because of its weight - remained on a motor-van where the ceremony took place.

    Thanking Mr Batten for his work, Sir William Leggatt said the new harbour at Portland would eventually become the largest deep-water port between Melbourne and Adelaide - first stage of the project costing over GBP5 million, is now completed.

    Portland will be the only deep-sea port between the capital cities of Victoria and South Australia and is geographically ideally situated, being only one hour's steaming time from the main overseas shipping lanes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4C6VQDFQ5BFDZIK5UAPK9L8RQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4C6VQDFQ5BFDZIK5UAPK9L8RQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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