Australia in mourning for the late King George VI.
Title reads 'A Nation Mourns...'
CU. Laurel wreath. CU. Wreath being placed on memorial. CU. Inscription 'In memory of our beloved King'. LS. Union Jack at half mast. CU. Portrait of King George VI, pan to inscription 'Well Done Good and Faithful Servant Australia Mourns' in shop window. LS. Passers by looking into window. LS. Flags at half mast on public buildings, pan to people walking along pavements. LS. Various shots of flags at half mast on buildings. LS. Australian ship with flag at half mast. Several shots of the Australian gun crew firing salute. LS. Sentry outside prominent building. CU. Australian soldier with black armband. CU. Royal Coat of Arms. LS. Australian troops on parade. LS. Australian troops saluting. MS. Australian flag at half mast. LS. People entering church. GV. Cathedral - possibly in Canberra.
Intertitle reads '... And Hails the Queen'. LS. Raising the Australian flag high above the rooftops of city of Sydney. LS. & MS. Royal Australian marines firing salute. MS. Speaker of the House leaving Parliament House at Canberra. LS. Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies with Sir William McKell, Governor General of Australia. MS. Speaker. MS. Prime Minister and Governor General walking up the steps of Parliament House. MS. Governor General speaking - natural sound: ".....of tongue and heart, publish and proclaim that the high and mighty Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is now by the death of our late sovereign and of happy memory, becomes Queen Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God, Queen of this Realm, and of all her other Realms and Territories..." LS. Group of officials approach the Guard of Honour. LS. School children at prayer in classroom in Sydney. MS. School children taking down photographs of the late King. Various close up shots of schoolchildren. LS. Photograph of the new Queen Elizabeth II hung on the wall. CU. Portrait of the new Queen. More close up shots of school children. CU. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth.