• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRALIAN TRADE SHIP 'CENTAUR' -- THE BIGGEST OF ITS KIND TO BE SENT ABROAD BY AUSTRALIA-ARRIVED IN HONGKONG ON APRIL 2 FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT.

  • Description

    1.
    LS CENTAUR INTO HARBOUR
    6 ft

    2.
    MS -----DITTO----- (TWO SHOTS)
    10 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS NAME OF SHIP
    12 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS (PAN) SHIP OFFICIALS AND REPORTERS
    20 ft

    5.
    CU SIR FRANK SPEAKING TO REPORTERS
    22 ft

    6.
    CU EXHIBIT
    23 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS OFFICIAL DEMONSTRATING TO REPORTERS (TWO SHOTS)
    30 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS CARS
    33 ft

    9.
    MS GUESTS LOOKING AT EXHIBITS (THREE SHOTS)
    40 ft

    10.
    MS GUESTS DRINKING WINE
    45 ft

    11.
    MS (PAN) MORE EXHIBITS (THREE SHOTS)
    51 1/2 ft

    12.
    MS FASHION SHOW (THREE SHOTS)
    61 ft

    13.
    LS GUESTS ON SHIP
    64 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE AUSTRALIAN TRADE SHIP 'CENTAUR' -- THE BIGGEST OF ITS KIND TO BE SENT ABROAD BY AUSTRALIA-ARRIVED IN HONGKONG ON APRIL 2 FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT.

    THE CENTAUR, WHICH HAS ON DISPLAY A REPRESENTATIVE CROSS-SECTION OF GOODS FROM AUSTRALIA'S PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES, HAS ALREADY VISITED SINGAPORE, BANGKOK AND MANILA. FROM HERE, SHE WILL BE LEAVING FOR OSAKA AND TOKYO.

    SIR FRANK LEDGER, LEADER OF THE TRADE MISSION VISITING SOUTHEAST ASIAN PORTS ABOARD THE CENTAUR, SAID AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSMEN WERE DEEPLY INTERESTED IN SETTING-UP JOINT VENTURES WITH HONGKONG INDUSTRIALISTS.

    AUSTRALIA'S EXPORTS TO THE COLONY IN THE LAST 1962-63 FINANCIAL YEAR TOTALLED 20 MILLION AUSTRALIAN POUNDS WHILE ITS IMPORTS ROM HONGKONG CAME TO EIGHT MILLION POUNDS.

    OVER 400 EXHIBITS ARE ABOARD, AND THEY OCCUPY FIVE DECKS. THE FIRST GROUP OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS TO BOARD HER, INCLUDED BUSINESSMEN AND REPORTERS.

    LATER IN THE DAY, A FASHION SHOW ON THE SPORTS DECK ATTRACTED BUYERS FROM LEADING FASHION HOUSES AND FASHION CONSCIOUS WOMEN. A WIDE RANGE OF AUSTRALIAN WOOL GARMENTS AND SYNTHETIC FIBRE CLOTHES, INCLUDING SWIMSUITS AND CASUAL SPORTSWEAR, WERE MODELLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6UBUYDE9N9PCJY0NART5JN86Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UBUYDE9N9PCJY0NART5JN86Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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