The most ambitious exhibition Britain has staged outside her own shores was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, in Sydney today.
The most ambitious exhibition Britain has staged outside her own shores was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, in Sydney today. The opening was accompanied by all the colour and pageantry one would expect on such an occasion.
Little was spared to give the exhibition an impressive opening. Here, the Prime Minister is welcomed on his arrival at the Showground. Altogether, it's estimated that the British Exhibition has cost 4 million pounds to stage. Its exhibits are worth about GBP25 million. And the opening went off with true military precision.
Sir Robert Menzies inspected a guard of honour drawn from the famous British Gurkhas, the Royal Marine Commandos and Grenadier Guardsmen. The troops are in Sydney for the British Tattoo which is being held in association with the Exhibition.
A crowd of three thousand attended today's official opening. In opening the Exhibition, Sir Robert Menzies spoke of what he termed "the great mutual enterprise in which Australia and Britain are engaged."
Here's part of Sir Robert Menzies' address in which he formally opened the British Exhibition at the Sydney Showground this afternoon.