• Short Summary

    Basuto tribesmen gather at ceremony to welcome the newly appointed High Commissioner.

  • Description

    Titles read: "BASUTOLAND - TOWARDS SELF GOVERNMENT".

    South Africa.

    General view of the Basuto mounted tribesmen converging on the capital, Maseru, to attend the Pitso (ceremony to welcome newly appointed High Commissioner of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland). Mounted tribesman dressed in colourful material round his back and neck, also wearing trilby hat with large feather.

    Pan to large dais where the High Commissioner Sir John Maud in ceremonial dress is about to address the crowds. He walks forward to make his address. Native schoolchildren and Girl Guides listen to the speech. C/U of Sir John Maud speaking. General view of the complete assembly. L/S of massed natives and tribesmen listening.

    Interior of the National Council building with the High Commissioner addressing the council chamber. Members of the Council and chieftains listening. Pan across Basuto countryside with horsemen moving down road and mountains in background.

    Notes and cuttings on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1571.27
    Media URN:
    50444
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:59:00 / 01:40:02:00
    Canister:
    59/20

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