• Short Summary

    Canberra was all bustle today as workmen put final touches to preparations for one of the brilliant functions of the Australian tour.

  • Description


    Cue: CU Queen Mother



    C.I. ANNOUNCER



    roll on "temperature"



    take film on "thousand"



    Cue: car arrives



    Cue: CU Queen Mother



    Cue: As she approaches end of line - midshot



    CU: Colours



    Cue: Queen Mother walking forward



    Crowd shot (after banner - CU)



    Troops (after SOF)



    CU Queen Mother



    Queen Mother



    Queen and Slim walking along after troops



    Queen M. and others




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Canberra was all bustle today as workmen put final touches to preparations for one of the brilliant functions of the Australian tour. The Commonwealth Government was giving a State Ball in honour of the Queen Mother in the King's Hall of Parliament House tonight.

    This afternoon there was a garden party on the lawns of Government House, where the Queen Mother was the guest of the Governor-General and Lady Slim. The Queen Mother ignored the temperature, which had soared to 90 degrees and there was a crowd of well over four thousand. The Royal Military College of Duntroon was the scene of the Queen Mother's first official engagement in Canberra this morning.

    The Royal car drew up at the official dais built on the green lawns of the College parade grounds and Sir William escorted Her Majesty to the dais. Then the National Anthem.....SOF....
    The Queen Mother presented the banner of Queen Elizabeth to the champion company of the College this year. Her Majesty inspected the parade to a Scottish tune played by the band....SOF....
    The banner received a blessing......SOF.......

    Her Majesty presented the banner of the Queen to Colour Sergeant O'Donnell of Woolgoolga.

    Then came a message from the Queen Mother to the College...SOF.....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAHAOAK9WI1YY8MGPH5Z59L01X
    Media URN:
    VLVAHAOAK9WI1YY8MGPH5Z59L01X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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