• Short Summary

    WHILE IN MALAYSIAN SARAWAK THIS WEEK, THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNOR-GENERAL, SIR BERNARD FERGUSSON, FLEW TO BORDER POSITIONS IN THE FIRST DIVISION.

  • Description

    WHILE IN MALAYSIAN SARAWAK THIS WEEK, THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNOR-GENERAL, SIR BERNARD FERGUSSON, FLEW TO BORDER POSITIONS IN THE FIRST DIVISION. HIS PURPOSE: TO VISIT MEN OF THE 1ST. BATTALION, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND INFANTRY REGIMENT.

    HIS FIRST STOP WAS BALAI RINGIN; WHERE HE SPENT A NIGHT WITH THE TROOPS. HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE LATEST SITUATION ALONG THE FRONTIER FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL PEACE TALKS IN BANGKOK RECENTLY BETWEEN THE MALAYSIAN DEPUTY PREMIER, TUN ABDUL RAZAK AND THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ADAM MALIK.

    CONTINUING HIS TOUR, SIR BERNARD WINGED HIS WAY TO PLAMAN MAPU, ANOTHER FORWARD POSITION WHICH OVERLOOKS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE INDONESIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER.

    THERE WAS A BIG TURN OUT OF NEW ZEALANDERS - NEARLY ALL SHIRTLESS AND APPARENTLY ACCUSTOMED TO MOSQUITO BITES BUT NOT SIR BERNARD, WHO FOUND THE TROPICAL WEATHER AND MOSQUITOES UNBEARABLE. DESPITE THIS ANNOYANCE, HE CHATTED WITH THE MEN IN MAORI AND ENGLISH. HE TOLD THEM THAT HE WAS PROUD TO HAVE HEARD FROM ARMY COMMANDERS IN SARAWAK HOW HIGHLY THEY REGARDED THE NEW ZEALAND TROOPS.

    THE REGIMENT EMPLOYS MANY DAYAK TRACKERS. SIR BERNARD FOUND TIME TO TALK WITH SOME OF THEM.

    AT GUNONG GAJAH, A POST ABOUT ONE MILE FROM THE BORDER, MACHINEGUNS WERE TRAINED AT THE JUNGLE SURROUNDING WHILE SIR BERNARD MADE A QUICK TOUR OF THE CAMP.

    ON TUESDAY (JUNE 28), SIR BERNARD ARRIVED IN SARAWAK TO CONTINUE HIS TOUR OF MALAYSIA. IMMEDIATELY ON HIS ARRIVAL, HE CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR, TUN ABANG HAJI OPENG. TO GET TO THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE, SIR BERNARD HAD TO JOURNEY ACROSS THE RIVER IN A LAUNCH. THE TWO OF THEM TALKED FOR ABOUT HALF AN HOUR.

    THE PALACE, BUILT IN 1870, HAS BEEN THE HOME OF MANY BRITISH GOVERNORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA82SHN46CX4BSKF6KOVJTIF3J0
    Media URN:
    VLVA82SHN46CX4BSKF6KOVJTIF3J0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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