SYNOPSIS: This could be a scene from India or Persia, or medical Europe -- for that's where chess with human beings as the chess-men originated.
SYNOPSIS: This could be a scene from India or Persia, or medical Europe -- for that's where chess with human beings as the chess-men originated. But it's taking place at Ringwood in Victoria -- possibly for the first time in Australia. And it's part of a big Christmas festival there.
The first pawn moves and the game is under way. John Clarks and Mr. Van Wyngaarden are the actual players, and every move they make is carried through by the human chess men.
They move on a board 32 feet square -- an unusual feature of Ringwood's Christmas Festival which ran for two nights.
But this novel chess game is only one aspect of the festival. There's also this, Mr. G. Ruivenkamp conducts a Dutch choir -- one of several items performed by New Australian which give the festival an international atmosphere. Also from abroad -- a breath of Scotland.
And Paris, with a Can Can by Jill Clark. Another event at this Christmas Festival in Victoria.