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.
CU. Sign "St. Paneras Station"
GV. Emigrants at Station.
SCU.PAN.Luggage PAN to emigrants.
TOP V. Queensland Archway.
CU. Sign on Archway "Doorway to a Bright Future".
SCU. People onto station platform.
GV. People boarding train.
SV.PAN. Mortons along platform.
SCU. Child receives drink.
SCU. Mortons waving from carriage.
TRAVEL SHOT. Platform from train.
TRAVEL SHOT. Countryside from train.
SCU. Mortons seated in carriage.
CU. Sign "Tilbury Riverside".
LV. Mortons welcomed on platform by D.J. Muir.
SV. Emigrants embark.
LV. Mortons embark.
SV. Mortons with Orion Captain.
SV. Mortons and captain examine scroll and telescope.
LV. Captain examines telescope.
GV. Emigrants waiving from deck.
SCU. Mortons waving.
TOP V. Friends waving from quayside.
LV. Orion under way.
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Background: 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.