• Short Summary

    British Columbia's centennial celebrations get off to a colourful start with a full-dress re-enactment of the arrival of the first gold rush ship of eighteen-fifty-eight.

  • Description


    SEQ COMMODORE APPROACHING QUAY
    4 ft


    MLS WAITING CROWDS ON WHARF
    5 1/2 ft


    SEQ COMM. PULLS INTO DOC!
    13 ft


    SEQ MS PASSENGERS IN PERIOD DRESS
    19 ft


    MLS WAVING GIRLS IN PERIOD DRESS ON QUAYSIDE
    20 1/2 ft


    MS INDIANS
    23 ft


    PASSENGERS DISEMBARKING
    25 ft


    MORE PASSENGER DISEMBARKING
    28 ft


    LS OVERALL SCENE AT QUAYSIDE
    30 ft



    Initials EB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: British Columbia's centennial celebrations get off to a colourful start with a full-dress re-enactment of the arrival of the first gold rush ship of eighteen-fifty-eight. Some ten-thousand people are at the Victoria dockside to welcome the modern-day counterpart of the old SS Commodore. The original Commodore carried the first of many gold miners to British Columbia from San Francisco. Victoria was then the port and outfitting centre of the gold rush -- a bustling city of tents, shacks and saloons, built for the miners..........
    A band of Indians, civic and government officials welcome the nineteen-fifty-eight "miners" -- members of the Royal Canadian Navy history repeats itself as a million and a half British Columbia prepare to celebrate their centenary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA562CWSUUMGSGORNEZ25BNO7SH
    Media URN:
    VLVA562CWSUUMGSGORNEZ25BNO7SH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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