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    Semi Views Sir Zelman Cowan and wife answer questions put to then by the press
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    Reporter (Unseen): "Sir Zelman, do you feel that if a labour government is returned to office could strip you of many of your powers?



    Sir Zelman: "I don't know".



    Reporter: "Could you see great changes in your office as Governor General?



    Sir Zelman: "I really can't forces the future in this way".



    Reporter: "Do you think the Governor General if you like has become somewhat ???viable now in light of the decision Sir John Kerr took in November 1975?



    Sir Zelman: "It was an important office, and it is an important office".



    Reporter: "Sir Zelman do you have an opinion on Australia becoming a Republic".



    Sir Zelman: "No I do not have an opinion I don't believe that in Australia at the present time there is a prevailing Republican ???, I think we have a long history of association with the United Kingdom and a long history of association with the monarch. I believe that patterns the constitutional patterns of attitudes have charged somewhat, in other words our whole set of relationships have changed. But I do not believe Republican sentiment is a prevailing sentiment in this country".



    Reporter: Sir Zelman, do you see any fundamental changes at all in the roll of Governor General?.



    Sir Zelman: "I believe that as I see the role of the Governor General and I tried to describe that before I believe that that role.............




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    Film ID:
    VLVA58JQ69SBXVINR2ZLZFFB08WCL
    Media URN:
    VLVA58JQ69SBXVINR2ZLZFFB08WCL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
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    N/A

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