• Short Summary

    Solomon Islands, the British Protectorate lying between the New Hebrides and New Guinea was formally granted independence on Friday (7 July) at the beginning of a week of planned celebrations.

  • Description

    Solomon Islands, the British Protectorate lying between the New Hebrides and New Guinea was formally granted independence on Friday (7 July) at the beginning of a week of planned celebrations. The Solomon Islands became a British Protectorate in 1893 and until 1952 were governed from Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester represented the Queen at the celebrations. The Australian Broadcasting Commission's Neville Petersen, In Honiara, the capital, reports that the government's most pressing problem will be to convince many of its people that the change is a beneficial one.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCHV6FC6BSJRY0V4FAW1J9OOF
    Media URN:
    VLVABCHV6FC6BSJRY0V4FAW1J9OOF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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