• Short Summary

    A LEISURELY CRUISE ACROSS THE BLUE WATERS OF LAKE EUCUMBENE ON MARCH 8 GAVE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AN IMPRESSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE GIANT SNOWY MOUNTAINS SCHEME IN AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    A LEISURELY CRUISE ACROSS THE BLUE WATERS OF LAKE EUCUMBENE ON MARCH 8 GAVE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AN IMPRESSIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE GIANT SNOWY MOUNTAINS SCHEME IN AUSTRALIA. FOR NEARLY AN HOUR AGAINST A SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN SETTING, THEN ROYAL COUPLE CRUISED BY LAUNCH ACROSS THE HUGE MAN-MADE LAKE, THE CENTRE-PIECE OF AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

    THE LAKE FORMS THE SCHEME'S MAIN STORAGE RESERVOIR. THE CREST OF THE DAM, WHICH IS 381 FEET ABOVE THE BED OF THE RIVER, IS 40 FEET WIDE AND 1,900 FEET LONG.

    AS THE LAUNCH CRUISED CLOSE TO SHORE, THE VISITORS HAD CLOSE-UP VIEWS OF TAME KANGAROOS AND EMUS BROWSING ALONG THE BANKS. THE DUKE CARRIED A LARGE MAP OF THE SCHEME, AND PUT MANY QUESTIONS TO THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS COMMISSIONER, SIR WILLIAM HUDSON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8S7WZ5QLNLT11HWIXNVIXGIJD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S7WZ5QLNLT11HWIXNVIXGIJD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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