• Short Summary

    Celebrations are underway in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific as the people await the formal granting of independence by Britain on Friday (7 July).

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    Celebrations are underway in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific as the people await the formal granting of independence by Britain on Friday (7 July). The independence comes after 35 years of British administration and two-and-a-half years of self-government. The long chain of islands, 1,800 kilometres from the Queensland coastline of Australia, has a population of only 200,000. It will become the 37th member country of the multi-racial Commonwealth, whose symbolic head is Queen Elizabeth of England. The new nation's Prime Minister will be the present Chief Minister, Mr. Peter Kenilorea. From the island's capital of Honiara, Neville Peterson, of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, reports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4N54RRH8IB9KDA4EMAXFPIO8H
    Media URN:
    VLVA4N54RRH8IB9KDA4EMAXFPIO8H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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