Footage of new Australian Governor being sworn in. Australia.
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Australian Governor General.
John William McKell is sworn in as New Governor General of Australia in Succession to the Duke of Gloucester at Canberra. M/S Mr and Mrs McKell arriving. alighting from car and mount the steps Accompanied by Rear Admiral Sir Layton Braithgirdle. his secretary. M/S McKell takes the oath of allegiance at the request of the Chief Justice.
M/S McKell signing the oath. M/S Mrs McKell and Mr. Chifley seated on the platform, watching. M/S McKell takes the oath of office. C/U Head shot of McKell as he greets his Guests. M/S McKell in a posed group of his wife and children.
MS at a reception afterwards statesmen from all over the world pay their respects, including Mr. Mrs. Butler, American Ambassador, Mr Robert Menzies, ex-premier and Mr. Fadden.