• Short Summary

    THE VISIT OF EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA TO AUSTRALIA IS DUE TO END TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    THE VISIT OF EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA TO AUSTRALIA IS DUE TO END TOMORROW (FRIDAY). THIS WEEK THE ETHIOPIAN LEADER VISITED THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL, CANBERRA, AND LAID A WREATH AT THE WAR MEMORIAL THERE.

    AFTER LAYING THE WREATH EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT A PARLIAMENT HOUSE LUNCHEON. HE MET THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR JOHN GORTON, AND MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CABINET.

    IN THE FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH OF HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT THE EMPEROR ATTACKED THE RACIAL POLICIES OF RHODESIA AND SOUTH AFRICA. HE TOLD GUESTS AT THE LUNCHEON THAT A SMALL PROPORTION OF PEOPLE IN RHODESIA WERE SUBJUGATING THE AFRICAN MAJORITY.

    "IT IS CONTINUING ITS FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY INTRODUCING APARTHEID LAWS AND BY ATTEMPTING TO EXTERMINATE AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADERS FOR THE FURTHER SUBJUGATION OF THE AFRICAN MAJORITY," HE SAID.

    THE EMPEROR'S TOUR HAS TAKEN HIM TO SYDNEY, CANBERRA, MELBOURNE AND PERTH, IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YQ7E87FB9AWBWWJWBMHCBAX3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YQ7E87FB9AWBWWJWBMHCBAX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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