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    THE ADELAIDE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS. HUGE CROWDS SAW THE OFFICIAL OPENING BY THE PRIME?

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    THE ADELAIDE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS. HUGE CROWDS SAW THE OFFICIAL OPENING BY THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ROBERT MENZIES.

    SIR ROBERT READ A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN MOTHER, WHO WAS TO HAVE OPENED THE FESTIVAL . GUESTS INCLUDED SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S PREMIER, SIR THOMAS PLAYFORD, AND DAME PATTIE MENZIES.

    IN HER MESSAGE THE QUEEN MOTHER SAID THAT THE ADELAIDE FESTIVAL HAD ONLY BECOME A FIRM PART OF AUSTRALIA'S CULTURAL LIFE, BUT ALSO HAD A GROWING REPUTATION OVERSEAS.

    EVEN THE SPECTACULAR OPENING PROCESSION HAD AN INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR WITH THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN APPEARANCE OF THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS. MARCHING WITH THEM WERE SAILORS FROM THE VISITING AMERICAN WARSHIP, U.S.S. HASSEM.

    AFTER THE PROCESSION, ELDER PARK BECAME THE SETTING FOR THE FESTIVAL FAIR. AMONG THE ATTRACTIONS - A GROUP OF QUEENSLAND GIRLS - MEMBERS OF THE SURFERS/PARADISE GARDEN'S WATER SKI REVUE.

    THERE WAS ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL TASTES. THE OPENING PERFORMANCE OF HENRY THE FIFTH WAS IN A TENT THEATRE AND DREW A BIG FIRST-NIGHT AUDIENCE. EARLY ARRIVALS PAUSED TO TALK WITH THE PRODUCER, MR. TOM BROWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KP2R2ZKXB5KLN8JGGJQVM5J9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KP2R2ZKXB5KLN8JGGJQVM5J9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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