• Short Summary

    Pretty Australian girls handed glasses of Queensland pine-apple juice--one of the Australian State's most famous products--to members of a 437 storing party of British emigrants on their arrival at London's St Pancreas Station to board the 'SS ORION' boat-train, July 19.

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    Pretty Australian girls handed glasses of Queensland pine-apple juice--one of the Australian State's most famous products--to members of a 437 storing party of British emigrants on their arrival at London's St Pancreas Station to board the 'SS ORION' boat-train, July 19.

    On arrival at Tilbury they were greeted aboard the ship by the deputy High Commissioner for Australia, Sir Allen Brown. Their arrival in Queensland--scheduled for Aug 27--will be a highlight of the State's 100th birthday celebrations, and is a tribute to the vital part migrants have played in the State's dramatic development.

    One of the migrants--Nicol Morton from Largs, near Glasgow, Scotland--will take with him two gifts for the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. The first -an illuminated address conveying "warmest expressions of admiration and congratulations on the occasion of the centenary" from the people of Largs. It was at Largs that the man after whom Brisbane was named, General Sir Thomas MacDougall Brisbane, was born and buried. The second is the telescope used by Sir Thomas when he was governor of New South Wales. Sir Thomas, an ardent astronomer, was responsible for the founding of Brisbane.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF28N5NOP9QJT2Y97IAJ01SNXO
    Media URN:
    VLVAF28N5NOP9QJT2Y97IAJ01SNXO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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