• Short Summary

    THE QUEEN PRINCE PHILIP, PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS ANNE ARRIVED IN SYDNEY TODAY TO BEGIN THEIR FIVE-WEEK TOUR OF AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    THE QUEEN PRINCE PHILIP, PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS ANNE ARRIVED IN SYDNEY TODAY TO BEGIN THEIR FIVE-WEEK TOUR OF AUSTRALIA. MORE THEN A THOUSAND PEOPLE WENT TO THE AIRPORT IN DRIZZLING RAIN AND COLD WIND TO WELCOME THEM, AND ANOTHER THREE THOUSAND LINED THE STREETS FROM THE AIRPORT TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE WHERE THE ROYAL FAMILY HAD LUNCH.

    THEIR ARRIVAL WAS FREE FROM THREATENED DEMONSTRATIONS BY STUDENTS OR ABORIGINAL CIVIL RIGHTS PROTESTORS.

    THE ROYAL FAMILY FLEW TO SYDNEY FROM AUCKLAND AFTER THEIR EIGHTEEN-DAY TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND. THE QUEEN AND DUKE WERE IN ONE AIRCRAFT AND PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS ANNE IN A SECOND WHICH ARRIVED SOME 20 MINUTES LATER.

    THEY WERE GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, SIR PAUL HASLUCK, THE GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SIR RODEN CUTLER, THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MR. JOHN GORTON, AND THE PREMIER OF NEW SOUTH WALES, MR. ROBIN ASKIN.

    AFTER OFFICIAL GREETINGS AND A 21-GUN SALUTE FROM A NAVAL GUARD OF HONOUR THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WALKED AROUND BARRICADES TO TALK TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

    A FEW MINUTES LATER, PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS ANNE FOLLOWED THE SAME INFORMAL PATTERN, MINGLING WITH THE CROWD AT THE AIRPORT.

    THIS IS THE QUEEN'S FIRST VISIT TO AUSTRALIA FOR SEVEN YEARS AND SHE WILL TRAVEL THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THE CONTINENT AND THE ISLAND STATE OF TASMANIA. IT IS HER THIRD VISIT TO AUSTRALIA AND IT COINCIDES WITH THE BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE LANDING NEAR SYDNEY OF THE BRITISH NAVIGATOR CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.

    IN THE AFTERNOON THE ROYAL FAMILY TRAVELLED TO SYDNEY'S SHOWGROUND TO SEE SOMETHING OF THE ANNUAL ROYAL EASTER SHOW, WHICH FEATURES, SHOWJUMPING, AND DISPLAYS OF LIVESTOCK, PRIMARY PRODUCE AND AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT. IT IS THE LARGEST SHOW OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD COSTING MORE THAN THIRTEEN MILLION POUNDS STERLING (32 MILLION DOLLARS) TO STAGE EACH YEAR. THIS YEAR THERE WERE MORE THEN 14-THOUSAND LIVESTOCK ON DISPLAY AND THE INDUSTRIAL DISPLAYS WERE WORTH MORE THAN FIVE MILLION POUNDS STERLING (12-MILLION DOLLARS).

    AN ADDED ATTRACTION WAS A WOOD-CHOPPING CONTEST BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TEAMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Z7U8LPCVJZ46GJ4R966LGEPW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Z7U8LPCVJZ46GJ4R966LGEPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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